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?...
Posted on Nov.16.2012 @ 10:24PM EDTbyjaigon
I am fairly new to zen. The only books I have read is an introductory one by Alan Watts (The Way of Zen) and another introductory one by Osho (Zen: The Path of Paradox), I have not read any Zen literature or Sutras. Any good beginner material one could start with?
Zen flesh Zen bones ... Guess most books will do at the early stages of learning. Best to set up practice and keep it regular. The more you practice ... the more you will understand what you read about Zen And the more your interest will guide your reading. Prcatice, practice, practice