A Zen Story : Cup of Tea

Written By: Sky Yang

Once a Zen master received a university professor who came to learn the ways of Zen.

The zen master prepared tea, they sat, and the master begins to pour his guest a cup.

He poured the tea to the brim, and then kept on pouring.

The professor watched the overflowing tea until he couldn’t contain himself and said, “Enough! The cup is full! Can’t you see? No more will go in!”

The master smiled and replied “Like this cup, you are full of your own opinions and speculations, how can I show you zen if you don’t first empty your cup?”

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