Paul is right. They have met before. But this is different since both have reached a certain point of maturity and have proven themselves.
Interestingly, on both occasions, it’s the SAML kid that’s making an attempt. He is definitely feeling insecure;which is ironical given it’s the more secure, mature protocol and all that. But then, may be you get wiser and more accomodating as you grow.
Regarding the Zen comment, we all need to empty our cup; Or get a bigger one; Or make a hole at the bottom; or start drinking faster;or just switch to beer and then I know that your cup will never runneth over.
Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), 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?”
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