Thursday …….. my date to update …….. ram0ram wisdom notes ….
…… sharing great Chinese wisdom in the series Tao Te Jing
….and this small Zen story ….. A Cup of Tea
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 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 said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”
ram0ram footnote ….. EGO = E GO = energy go so be a EAR =E AR = energy arrive = so talk is ego ….so wisdom is to listen 80 % and talk 20% but both with love ….