Are Heaven and Hell Real?
A warrior came to Hakuin, and asked: ‘Is there really a heaven and a hell?' 'Who are you? ' Inquired Hakuin. ‘I am a samurai,' the warrior replied.
Empty your Cup
THE JAPANESE MASTER NAN-IN GAVE AUDIENCE
TO A PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY.
SERVING TEA, NAN-IN FILLED HIS VISITOR'S CUP,
If you love, Love Openly
Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master.
The Moon Cannot Be Stolen
Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.
The Taste of Banzo's sword
Matajuro Yagyu was the son of a famous swordsman. His father, believing that his son's work was too mediocre to anticipate mastership, disowned him.
Trading Dialogue for Lodging
Provided he makes and wins an argument about Buddhism with those who live there any wandering monk can remain in a Zen temple. If he is defeated, he has to move on.