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...
Quote: "Or easier yet ask yourself "Am I straight or confused?"
Easy as that. If you're the latter you better sit your butt down.
" .........It seems I keep alternating between the former and the latter. Is it that I got from straight to confused due to my ignorance (falsely believing I am straight). Or because of noise (I am straight, but external forcings falsely make me confused). It is a conundrum.