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?...
A man would make a choice when he was in hesitation or confusion, because he got himself in comparison. A man with clear eyes sees things as they are and acts accordingly without comparison or hesitation or confusion.
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