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.
LOOKING AT THE BAMBOO TREES
One day when the d.o.m. was looking at the bamboo trees in the back yard of a neighbor, he saw the tall bamboo trees were tall and the short ones are short. And one of the tall ones said to him: -You are too short!
The d.o.m. said: -O. K.
And one of the short ones said: -You are too tall.
He said: -O.K.
The conversation then ended.
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