Why Improve Your Own Life?

A scholar turned zen monk came to visit a Zen master, and told him he wanted to help people attain self-realization. The Zen master did not respond and instead invited the scholar for a cup of tea.

The master brings an empty kettle and imitates the action of pouring the tea in the cup. The scholar is dumb-founded.

“There is no tea in the kettle, Sir” exclaims the scholar!

“Exactly, how can you help people do what you have not done yourself as yet?” says the Zen master.


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