Starbucks Zen Master

Customer:  “I’ll take a skinny vanilla latte.  Then tell me about Zen.”

Zen Master:  “Tall, Grande or Venti?”

Customer:  “Whatever, dude.”

The Zen Master made the latte and poured his customer’s cup full, and then kept on pouring.  The customer watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself.  “Dude, it is spilling over.  No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” the Zen master said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations.  How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

[adapted from A Cup of Tea at ]

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