‘Baizhang said, “I want someone to go and tell something to Xitang.”
Wufeng said, “I’ll go.”
Baizhang said, “How will you speak to him?”
Wufeng said, “I’ll wait until I see Xitang, then I’ll speak.”
Baizhang said, “What will you say?”
Wufeng said, “When I come back, I’ll tell you.” (Zen’s Chinese Heritage)
I think Wufeng acquited himself quite well there, though he probably said too much at the end.
Zachary and I have scheduled a Zen Center class on the classic story of Baizhang and the fox, and I have started my reading around it. This is a dialogue I don’t remember reading before.