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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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SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
Time to time sitting on the top of the mountain alone.
The moon's shining in the sky.
There is neither the seer nor the seen,
Neither the maker nor the made,
Neither the knower nor the known.
All's still and quiet.
Alone! Absolutely Alone!
When got down and back to the cave,
The head's still intact and without a single hair on it.


 



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