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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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IT IS LIKE A LOTUS LEAF
It is like a lotus leaf beaten by hard rain,
Even some bit broken off,
It still doesn't get wet.

It's also like a piece of diamond hit by iron hammer,
Even some bit scratched,
It still doesn't loose the purity.

ChonTri 06/11/10


 



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