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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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YOUTHINKINGYOU TOO MUCH
Visitor:
dom, youthinkingyou too much.

the d.o.m.:
The dom is somewhat different from what someone like you who thinks about thinking.

As he once said that thinking is one of the capacity of the mind or a tool of human beings who live on this earth.

The dom does not sit dumbfoundly to stop the flow of thoughts in his mind but he does watch it carefully, see it clearly, understand it thoroughly.

He knows what its nature is, where its limitation is.

And afterall, he is done with it, truly free from it. With this, he means that when he needs to think he thinks, when he doesn't need to think, he does not think.

What one needs to do is the right thinking. The right thinking is also called the Wisdom of Subtle Observation which sees things in their different forms without discriminations.

Moreover, the right thinking when expressed in good words makes human beings different from any kind of animals that does not develop fully this capacity and the tool to express it fluently.

Animals can only express their feelings with some sounds like hohoho or hahaha or hummm or hammm or mooo or hooo or hehehe or deedeedee or daadaadaa...etc....

Otherwise, they can twist their body and hop around with one leg foreward and the othe leg backward and this is often called dance.

The main reason of that is they are still in lacking the full capacity of thinking and a fluent language.

With these words the dom does not mean he looks down or contempts any kind of animals.

Therefore, thank for your 'advice' but the dom does not think he has any room for any advice like the one you have offered above.

Visitor & the d.o.m. 12/09/03


 



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