接收知识的前提 是倒空你的杯子

接收知识的前提 是倒空你的杯子

Empty Your Cup by John Suler
倒空你的杯子 约翰•疏勒

A university professor went to visit a famous Zen master.

有位大学教授去拜访一位颇有声望的禅师。

While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen.

在禅师静静的给他沏茶之时,教授谈起禅宗。

The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring.

禅师往客人的杯子里倒茶,茶满而溢,但他仍然不停。

The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself.

教授一直盯着那溢出的水杯,到最后他实在忍无可忍,

"It's overfull! No more will go in! " the professor blurted.

脱口道:“已经溢出来了!不能再往里面倒了!”

"You are like this cup," the master replied,

禅师回应道:“你就跟这个杯子一样。

"How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup."

你若不将腹中腾空,我又如何向你展示禅宗。”