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.07.2008 @ 09:19AM EDTby______
A state of inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, attitudes; a perception of incompatibility between two or more cognitions which sets up a mental resistance to information that you do not want to think about, creating and supporting mental and bodily tension - erroneously believed to be zen - this is not zen, this is zenguide, where if you learn, or believe you are unlearning, to behave in a particular way, your beliefs, as you search for the consonant cognition, will change in order to conform with your behaviour.