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...
MOUNTAIN FLOWERS VALLEY STREAMS
A monk asked Ta-lung - a Chinese Ch'an master: -The physical body will decompose, what about the hard and fast Dharma body? Ta-lung replied: -The mountain flowers bloom like brocade, the valley streams are blue like indigo.
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