Have a Cup of Tea

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Joshu asked a new-comer monk, “Have you just arrived?”
“Yes,” replied the monk. “Then have a cup of tea,” said Joshu.

He asked another monk, “Have you just come as well?”
“No,” replied the monk.
“Then have a cup of tea,” said Joshu.

The Head monk (Inju) asked,
“Why do you offer tea to a new arrival in just the same way
as you offer tea to one who has been here for a while?”

“Inju!” said Joshu. “Yes?” asked the Inju.
“Have a cup of tea!” said Joshu.

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