A Cup of Tea


A Cup of Tea

A Japanese master received a student into his home. The master served tea and poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The student watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself.

“It is overfull, Master. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” the master said, “you are full of your own opinions. How can I teach you unless you first empty your cup?”


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