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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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A NEW COMER
One day, a newcomer got a chance and met a Zen teacher in front yard of his rural monastery - properly, a hut. He asked him:
-Master, I am a newcomer and I would like to learn something. Please teach me.
-There is nothing in here to teach or to learn.
He looked at the newcomer for little moment then walked away.

ChonTri 11/06/03


 



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