I know I said I wasn't going to be posting any translations of Empty Cloud's teachings, but I have one sitting around, and it's a shame not to share it.
I'm not going to bother writing anything about Empty Cloud himself. There is a lot available online about his life. Here is a brief biography by Charles Luk. This is only a page from I pulled up from a search. I am not associated with the people or group responsible for the site.