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Wisdom from a cup of tea
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    • In ancient Japan, when a new studentseeks admission to study at amonastery, he is required to have anaudience with the master, a sort of pre-entrance interview if you will.
    • One day, an intelligent studentappeared before the master for such asession.As they sat together, the young manstarted to impress the master with hisknowledge and accomplishments.
    • When the master offered tea to him, hecontinued speaking withoutacknowledging the master; soabsorbed was he in his owncleverness.All of a sudden, he jumped up,reacting to the hot tea flooding overthe tabletop and dripping onto hislegs.
    • “Master!” he shouted. “The cup isoverflowing!”The Master continued pouring the tea,spilling it on to the floor. Then hereplied, “So are you. Please come backwhen you are empty and in need of myteaching.”
    • Keep your mind humble and open tonew ideas.You’ll learn much more in the process,and continue to develop as a humanbeing.
    • Think of your brain as the cup in thestory.If you fill it up with your ego, you’llnever get more knowledge in.
    • As Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’sonce said, “When you are green, youwill grow; but when you ripen, you willrot and fall.”