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...
Posted on Nov.17.2012 @ 08:03PM EDTbythe alan
I have been letting the forum run on its own for a while now, but I'm seeing an increased number of complaints so I need to put this out there again...
Please be mindful, yes you can be mindful on a zen forum, on your posts. I try to keep an open mind on all these "zen" answers, but I see a lot of un/intentional off-topic replies and quite frankly nonsense and unhelpful. You can go all "zen master" with your responses, but keep it real from time to time, especially when people ask questions seeking help. If you feel that I'm talking about you, then you are right.
Please review the posting guidelines shown during each post in red, just before the "Post Message" button.
Please continue to use the "Report Post" if you find that something is inappropriate.
I really hope I can continue to let this forum run on its own.