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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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THE SECOND LIVING TRUTH
Here, again, is the suffering of
living with desparation because one is unable to obtain
something he wants and fights for it;
living with something he does not want to have and keep;
living without someone he loves and wants to be with;
living with someone he hates and does not want to be with.
....ad infinitum.

This second living truth is also called "the Suffering Gathering Truth"
or looking around to see and recognize suffering in beings and things,
to see the root of all beings' suffering.

ChonTri 03/21/2009


 



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