A soldier came to Hakuin and asked "Is there really a paradise and a hell?"
"Who are you?" inquired Hakuin.
"I am a samurai," the warrior replied.
"You, a samurai!" exclaimed Hakuin. "What kind of ruler would have you as his guard?...
One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master: -How should one practice Tao? The Zen master replied: -Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired. The Vinaya master said: -Most people do that. The Zen master explained: -No, no, not so. When they eat, they do not want to just eat but think of this or that; when they go to sleep, they do not want to just sleep but think of this or that.
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