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?...
All the teachings are a means to help. They are like medicine that's used to cure the sick people. When the sick people are no longer sick, The medicine may be stored and saved when needed, Not to be put in a shrine to worship.
When one is not ok, he is driven by the teachings. When he is ok, he drives the teachings.
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