Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

Heaven and Hell

 One day, a large, burly Samurai Warrior approached a Zen Master.  He inquired of the Master, “Please O Master, teach me what is heaven and what is hell.”

The Master looked at the Samurai and scoffed, “Ha! You expect me to teach these things to you!?  A dirty, undisciplined, sloppy excuse for a Samurai!?”  The Samurai, filled with the utmost rage, moved his hand to his sword and began to draw it upon the Master.  At this point the Master says, “This is Hell”.

Upon hearing this, the Samurai falls to his knees at the feet of the Master and says, “Thank you O Master, you have given me the greatest gift.  I am deeply grateful.”  At this point the Master replies, “This is Heaven”.