Yunyan

‘Yunyan was making tea.
Daowu asked him, “Who are you making tea for?”
Yunyan said, “There’s someone who wants it.”
Daowu said, “Why don’t you let him make it himself?”
Yunyan said, “Fortunately, I’m here to do it.”‘ (Zen’s Chinese Heritage)

There are a few different levels we can read this story at, but at the simplest, isn’t it nice that Yunyan is there to make the tea when it is needed?

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