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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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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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