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... from another thread
In zen I believe there is this empty cup analogy. To free your mind of all preconceptions, so-called knowledge, ideas, ideals, so that you may have insight.
Here is the story with a bit of extra-pouring-Hari-Krishna-devotee-disparaging-women as an example:
I could have shown the story as attributed to Bruce Lee, who was keen to prove he was a philosophical 'master'. Sadly Yama beat the crap out of him ...
Tsk, tsk is that me offering over filled opinions? It is a wonderful story. To keep emptying our suppositions, assumptions, prejudice, alignments and learn to be tea/fluid.
'Free you mind' ... what does it mean for you?
The older we get, the greater our potential is trumped into the three Donalds/poisons
Who is still chasing their own tail/pouring? [lobster raises claw] Is the solution as the link suggests mindfulness? I would say so ...