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Once a Samurai…

A samurai seeking wisdom about heaven and hell visits Zen master Hakuin, who provokes him into drawing his sword in anger, then declares this reaction as the gate to hell, illustrating a profound lesson through direct experience.

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R’ Zalman tz’l teaches that a good maisa – a good story – is one where the heart surprises the mind.

Please feel free to use these stories in your teaching and in your holy conversations. ​​I welcome your gentle comments.

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