Zen Stories – The Full Cup

Ian Marshall —  May 30, 2009 — 1 Comment

zen-storiesZen Stories: The Full Cup

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master. While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked on and on about Zen. The master poured the visitor’s cup to the brim, and then kept pouring.

The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself,

“It’s overfull! No more will go in!” the professor blurted.

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

One response to Zen Stories – The Full Cup

  1. Good story that teach we have to empty ourselves for limited to inlimited potencial…
    We are Peace… We are one…

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