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...
SITTING ON GRASS
Sitting on grass With moonlight and breeze Sipping green tea With ease and relax.
Neither self nor no-self can reach this place. Neither fear nor worry can be in this place. Neither life nor death can be in this place. Neither verbal nor non-verbal can tell this place, 'cause nothing to tell.
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