We need to empty our cup to be able to receive knowledge. Of course, this is just the first step. Since knowledge then needs to be analyzed and understood. And then once it becomes part of one's being; one's internal makeup, then that knowledge transforms into wisdom.
Empty out your cup as we approach a powerful new moon tomorrow. It is time for us to start "un-learning" our conditioned norms, so we can truly start learning... without the burden of our "previously learnt concepts"!
The learned man 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?”