A cup of tea: empty and be full
“Empty and be full” These words from Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching make good advice for people who are lifelong students. They are beautifully illustrated in this popular Zen Koan featuring Nan-in: Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and...
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