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...
When one perceives objects through his senses, something left on his mind would be some images or impression that store in his memory for some time or longer. With these images and impression thoughts arise and keep going on as long as they last.
Each and all the senses have their merits and limitation, the same do the images and impression. Meanwhile, each and every object in the world changes every time. So, why does one want to trust or to not trust his feelings? He wants to rely on or he expects something fixed, stable, long-lasting or forever from the things that always change, right? Trust or not trust is an attitude. It is a product of thought, isn't it? When one sees and really understands all of these, he no longer makes it a problem for himself and others.
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