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...
In anger, one looks for calmness; In desire, one looks for purity; In blindness, one looks for clarity; In confusion, one looks for Buddhahood; In hallucination, one looks for Zen. In delusion, one seeks enlightenment; In illusion, one seeks ultimate truth.
If one could drop them all at once, He would immediately be in peace
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