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Monday, August 30, 2010

Overflowing Cup of Tea - Zen Koan

Overflowing Cup of Tea
The Zen Master poured his visitor's teacup full, and then kept pouring.
The visitor watched until he could no longer restrain himself. "It is overfull. No more will go in!"
"Like this cup," the Zen Master said, "you are full of your own opinions and assumptions. How can you learn truth until you first empty your cup?"

Zen Koans like the one above are insightful stories and questions that are designed to defy rational analysis, but provoke an "Aha" moment when the listener "gets it" - intuitively understands the teaching. Probably the best-known koan is, "What is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?"

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