A Cup of Tea
Nan-ina 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 fulland then kept on pouring.
The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
Like this cup,Nan-in saidyou are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?