Alone and Poor (GG10)

KOAN:

“I am Qingshui, solitary and destitute. Please give me alms.”
Xaoshan said, “Venerable Shui!”
Qinghsui said, “Yes, sir!”
Xaoshan said, “You have already drunk three cups of the finest wine in China, yet you say that you have not moistened your lips.”

—Gateless Gate, Case 10