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...
ABOUT EMPTINESS (SUNYATA)
Like using water to quench fire burning, The emptiness of dharmas has been talked about by wise men, In order to help people to stop raising views and holding on them, To get themselves liberated and free. If one now raises his views of emptiness and holding on them, then he cannot be helped, because he entirely misunderstood of it, Unless, he himself must empty his views of emptiness first.
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