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  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.
P'ang... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.08.2009 @ 08:18PM EDT by shayne

holding up a flower it is called just this.

we name things.

it is not a flower.

the ultimate reality is beyond words.

we created them

are bound by them.


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Reply from Lionel
Jan.08.2009
10:18PM EDT 
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vertical line ...may be a flower like the humankind smiling... cheers~~~
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Reply from Woodsman
Jan.08.2009
10:39PM EDT 
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vertical line It's cold outside, next time I'll wear a sweater, and sweat.
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Reply from bamboozle
Jan.09.2009
02:48AM EDT 
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Like a lovely flower, Bright and Fragrant, Are the fine and truthful words, Of the man who means what he says.

Like garlands woven from a heap of flowers, Fashion from your life as many good deeds.

The perfume of sandalwood, rosebay or jasmine, Cannot travel against the wind, But the fragrance of virtue, Travels even against the wind, As far as the end of the world.

Dhammapada, IV Flowers, translated by Thomas Byrom

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Reply from ______
Jan.09.2009
08:51AM EDT 
vertical line When are you going to hold up a flower?
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Jan.09.2009
10:22AM EDT 
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