Tetsugen, a devotee of Zen in Japan, decided to publish the sutras, which at that time were available only in
Chinese. The books were to be printed with wood blocks in an edition of seven thousand copies, a tremendous
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. 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 layman said: -Ask me and I will tell you. The monk asked: -What is it to appreciate alms? P'ang layman replied: -Man seldom hears it. Then he asked the monk: -Do you understand? The monk said: -I do not understand. P'ang layman asked: -Who is the one who does not understand?
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