'A Zen student walks into his master’s chamber. The student is
shocked and appalled to see that the Zen master is drinking his morning
tea out of a treasured, priceless Ming-dynasty teacup belonging to the
'“How can you do this?” asks the student. “This teacup is a priceless treasure. What if it falls? What if it breaks?”
'The Zen master smiles and says: “I consider it already broken.”'