Posts Tagged "Zen"

The Love Koan

Nan-in, a Japanese master, received a university student who came to inquire about love. They chatted a while.Nan-in then served tea.He poured his visitor’s cup full, then kept pouring.The student watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself.“It is over full. No more will go in,” he exclaimed! “Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own judgments, betrayals, fears, pain, and sorrow.How can I show you love until you empty your first cup?” I read this story about 14 years ago…the professor was actually teaching Zen,...

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