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?...
SITTING ON THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN
Time to time sitting on the top of the mountain alone. The moon's shining in the sky. There is neither the seer nor the seen, Neither the maker nor the made, Neither the knower nor the known. All's still and quiet. Alone! Absolutely Alone! When got down and back to the cave, The head's still intact and without a single hair on it.
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