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...
GOOD THING AND WELL SAID
Whatever thing good is said, whatever good intention is aimed, whatever good word is used, when a hearer or listener or reader or follower is unable to understand or misunderstand it, then that good will go in vain or bring up an anti-effect.
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