Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Feeling better - despite the election results

Yuck - I lost an entire posting dealing with my thoughts on the election - into cyberspace.

In brief I was sad that Senator Kerry Lost, but not devasted. He seemed better than Bush but never excited my passions.

Here is a concluding Zen epigram that was part of the elegant posting that you will not get to read - in this life anyway.

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 until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”
“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup.”


Post a Comment

<< Home