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A man went to seek out the Water War Master, wanting to learn more about the Zen of Soaking. The Master began by offering to fill the man's soaker with water.

The Master poured water into the soaker's reservoir until it was full, then kept on pouring.

The man exclaimed, "It is already filled! Why do you keep on pouring?"

"Like this soaker", the Master replied, "you, too, are already filled with assumptions and expectations. How can I show you the Zen of Soaking unless you first empty your soaker?"

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Based on "A Cup of Tea" in 101 Zen Stories.

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