Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
Ryokan returned and caught him. "You have come a long way...
HE IS LIKE A MAN
He is like a man who gets a big jar, uses his hands to grasp some space of this place to fill up the jar, replaces its lid. Then he takes the jar on his shoulder walking to another place, puts the jar down, removes the lid, pours the space inside out. What would you think? Is the first place lacking some space and the second space getting some excess space?
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