Zen & A Teacup (please see description) by Kanages Ramesh

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Nan-in, a Japanese master, received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen.

Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he no longer could restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”

- 101 Zen Stories – Wikipedia

Country : Sri Lanka

“To those who first empty their cup”

What inspires me is the feeling or emotion we are able to capture and convey either through words, an image, or both.The ‘pictures’ we evoke more than the seen. They would better communicate who, what, or where I am now. It is through them that we are ultimately going to “see’ each other. It is through them that we may connect. I look forward to the connection.

Some of my ‘music’ can be heard at

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  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!!!

  • Thank you so much Louise!!

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    May there always be room in your cup…and mine….
    Wonderful story and image!!

  • For more tea??? :)) Thank you so much Gena!!

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • JonnisArt
    JonnisArtabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful Image and information.

  • Thank you so much Jonni!! Could do with some translation on the Japanese though. :))

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much Anna!! Happy you found it " a perfect cup of tea". :))

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalyn12 months ago

    stunning work !

  • Thank you so much my Friend!!

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    nicely captured i have a few from sri lanka yet to post i put a friend i know in outside the line up waiting for there harvest picking to be weight put him in sri lanka capture drinking tea lol Wonderful colour nice framing nice pov and wonderful saying and quote as well nicely done and presented a fav hugs..

    Congratulations on your feature nicey done and presented

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  • That is interesting, Hope you left room in his cup for more tea. :)) .Thank you Bonita!! Appreciate the comment very much!! Hugs

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮
  • LOL!! Thank you so much Bonita!! I have up till now only heard about a storm in a tea cup. Now I don’t have to worry about running short of tea either. And by the way this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. :))

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    ps meaning my little feature to u lol ha

  • Thank you for the clarification!! I was looking up and down the comments to see who has featured me. :)))

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • autumnwind
    autumnwind11 months ago

    So beautiful …and so full of wisdom you are. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you so very much Shar!! Appreciate very much your kind & GENEROUS Words!! xoxoxoxoxo :)

    – Kanages Ramesh

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp9 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you so much Larry!! :)

    – Kanages Ramesh

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