A soldier Nobushige came to Hakuin: “Is there really a paradise and a hell?” Hakuin: “What kind of ruler would have you as his guard?” Nobushige drew his sword. Hakuin continued: “So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably much too dull to cut off my head.” As Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked: “Here open the gates of hell!” At these words the samurai, perceiving the master’s discipline, sheathed his sword and bowed. “Here open the gates of paradise,” said Hakuin.
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