One day when P'ang layman (740-808)was selling bamboo baskets at the market place of Hung-chou. Seeing a monk begging alms, he took out a cash and said:
-Can you tell me how to appreciate alms?
The monk had nothing to say.
Posted on Feb.26.2007 @ 08:23PM EDTby77 zen ror
I'M so happy to find you all. And to see all what you put down on your emails. thank you all. I been do'ing Zen for a better part of my 48 years on earth. I put it in with my 12 step work.of 91/2 years sober. thank you all RORY
I've been off the zen wagon for as long as I've been sober... (hic) jus pizza soup, don't make me tell you how bad it was. Ok, it was awful. I ate a cup of air soup instead, thus the dry burp. excuse my poor manners. I'm a dry zenner.
Two years, 23 daze. In the beginning was the wood. And the wood was void and without form. Wait a minute. And then the old man spoke and said, "You are the Woodsman." And I kind of felt like... "nope, you are just lucky, to have me as your nurse", mind reading is no option in the woods. It's essential!