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Cup of Tea

A wise lesson poured out of a teacup.

A prominent western philosopher had come to Japan to study with a zen master through an exchange program. The two of them sat down for a traditional tea.

While waiting the philosopher thought he'd 'break the ice' by telling the zen master a bit about himself. Well, he started and a bit became more and more and more. he talked about his ideas of the history and development of philosophy and about the lack of consistency in different areas of thought and the problems associated with applying logic to situations considered unbroachable through logic.

By now, the tea had arrived.

As the zen master started pouring tea into his cup, the philosopher continued with the subjectivities of existentialisms and the attainabilities of the absurd and ... then he noticed that the zen master hadn't stopped pouring the tea into his cup.

In fact, his cup had started to overflow!

Still the zen master kept pouring and tea was spilling all over the chabudai onto the floor and even onto our philosopher who suddenly had nothing more to say about philosophy and exclaimed:

"Stop! Stop! What are you doing?"

The zen master stopped pouring the tea and with a bit of a twinkle in his eye said:

"In a cup so full, it is not possible to pour anything more."

Ibrary References

Zen Comics

Ioanna Salajan

Zen teachings through comics - a most appropriate presentation of profound simplicity.

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind

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A remarkable book on Zen meditation - simplicity at it's best, and that is what makes it beautiful.

Irtcles by prad

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A Way to Rama

The delightful Hindu story of a somewhat creative way to salvation.

Buddha and the Limping Lamb

An eternal story from the life of Buddha the Compassionate One.

Cup of Tea

A wise lesson poured out of a teacup.

Dogs in Heaven

A universal story from Hindu mythology about dharma.

Food Combining Simplified

An easy to understand article on the principles of food combining.

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An article concerning the difficulties men have after reaching a certain age.

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Jewel in the Dust

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Magnificent 7

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Meditating Simply

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Narad to Nirvana

A story to learn much from about the two yogis and the messenger of heaven.

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Paper Folding for the Practical Person

A photo essay illustrating a particular paper folding technique.

The Battle

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The Loincloth

An amusing story about a wannabe holyman.

The Mahut God

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The Rosebush

A model to be effected by oneself ... may be with a little help from some friends.

Time Management Essentials

Managing your time has a lot to do with figuring out who you are.