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.
‘It is the single (nature of ) mind
which encompasses all of Samsara and Nirvana. Even though its inherent nature
has existed from the very beginning, you have not recognized it.
(Self-Liberation Through Seeing With Naked Awareness)