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.
ABOUT THE VIEWS
Dropping the views of being but clinging to the views of nothing, this is like the sun in the east that gets clouded on itself. [Hui-neng] Dropping the views of nothing but clinging to the views of being, this is like the moon in the west that gets clouded on itself. When mixing the views of being with the views of nothing, the sun and the moon get double clouded.
Note: The sun shines at midnight, no place is not bright.
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