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Re: Empty Your Cup by #2002 ..... Zen Stories Forum

Date:   5/7/2004 2:07:06 AM ( 18 years ago ago)
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It's more technical than that. There are three flaws of listening, that are similar to the illustration of a cup (or bowl).

  1. A dirty bowl (a listener perverts what he hears),
  2. A cracked bowl (the listener doesn't retain anything he hears), and
  3. An upside down bowl (the listener is not open to anything new).

The Zen story offers a fourth possible flaw of listening, a full bowl (the listener is full of busy thoughts).


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