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?...
HE WHO PERCEIVES
He who perceives kensho as kensho, satori as satori, a part as a part, the One as the One, etc... Having perceived kensho as kensho, satori as satori, a part as a part, the One as the One, ect..., he conceives himself as kensho, himself as satori, himself as the part, himself as the One, ect..., he conceives kensho to be his, satori to be his, the part to be his, the One to be his, he delights in kensho, he delights in satori, he delights in the part, he delights in the One, etc... Why is that? Because he has not fully understood it.
(Adapted from "Majjhima Nikaya" of the Buddha)
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