Samurai named Nobushige came to Hakuin and asked: "Is it true that there is a heaven and hell?"
Who are you? - Asked Hakuin.
I - Samurai - warrior replied.
You - a soldier! - Said Hakuin. - What keeps you in the head of his army? Your face is like a beggar.
Nobushige rassviripel so he started to pull out his sword, but Hakuin continued:
- Do you have a sword! But perhaps he sloishlom stupid to carry my head.
When Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked:
- Then open the door to hell.
At these words the samurai knew that he wanted to show his teacher, sheathed his sword and bowed.
- It opens the gates of heaven, - said Hakuin.