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?...
In anger, one looks for calmness; In desire, one looks for purity; In blindness, one looks for clarity; In confusion, one looks for Buddhahood; In hallucination, one looks for Zen. In delusion, one seeks enlightenment; In illusion, one seeks ultimate truth.
If one could drop them all at once, He would immediately be in peace
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