An explanation of the Koan answer
This Koan is a copy of Koan 30. Only Baso's answer is this the exact opposite of his answer before. That doesn't matter, because the question is as stupid as before. The answer could be the same as before, a slight variation, or something totally different. No problem.
If you meet a fencing-master on the road, you may give him your sword,
If you meet a poet, you may offer him your poem.
When you meet others, say only a part of what you intend.
Never give the whole thing at once.
On the path, if you meet a traveler with a sword you should show.
If you do not run into a poet, do not offer.
When you run into a person just speak a third part;
You can not possibly bestow the whole in one piece.