Tea Much Too

teaA famous university professor went to visit a well-known Zen master.

While the Zen master quietly poured the tea, the professor talked talked and talked.

The master poured the professor’s cup to overflowing, and then kept pouring.

The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself. “It’s overflowed! No more tea will go in!” the professor exclaimed.

“You are like this cup,” the Zen master replied, “How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”

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