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  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... continue...

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panopticon  [pan-op-ti-kon]

a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like, so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.

1.  an area where everything is visible 
2.  a circular prison with cells distributed around a central surveillance station; proposed by Jeremy Bentham in 1791 


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