zenguide.com random_koan - zen buddhism principles, practice, discussion forum, books and directory http://zenguide.com/ random_koan syndicated from zenguide.com en-us Copyright - forever - zenguide.com Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:31:32 EDT zenguide.com http://zenguide.com/images/zen_guide_dot_com_logo_small.gif http://zenguide.com Who Is the One Who Does Not Know? One day when P'ang layman (740-808)was selling bamboo baskets at the market place of Hung-chou.<br> Seeing a monk begging alms, he took out a cash and said:<br> -Can you tell me how to appreciate alms?<br> The monk had nothing to say.<br> P'ang layman said:<br> -Ask me and I will tell you.<br> The monk asked:<br> -What is it to appreciate alms?<br> P'ang layman replied:<br> -Man seldom hears it.<br> Then he asked the monk:<br> -Do you understand?<br> The monk said:<br> -I do not understand.<br> P'ang layman asked:<br> -Who is the one who does not understand? http://zenguide.com/zenmedia/index.cfm?id=291 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:31:32 EDT