The Big Samurai And The Little Monk


Here is a great tale from the world of Zen. This little story deals with the reality of responding to everything with anger.

The Big Samurai And The Little Monk

A tough samurai once went to see a monk.

“Monk!” He shouted at the temple,”Teach me about heaven and hell!”

The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied mockingly,
“Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re dirty. You’re a disgrace, an embarrassment to the samurai class. Get out of my sight. I can’t stand you.”

The samurai got furious. He shook, red in the face, speechless with rage. He pulled out his sword, raised it above his head and prepared to slay the monk.

Looking straight into the samurai’s eyes, the monk said quietly,
“That’s hell.”

The samurai froze, realizing the compassion of the monk who had risked his life to show him hell. He put down his sword and fell to his knees, filled with gratitude.

The monk spoke softly, “And that is heaven.”

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Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

Tae Kwon Do: The Korean Martial Art by Paul Hastings Wilson, Chun, Richard

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From the Publisher

Presenting a clear and authentic introduction to the Korean national sport, this book explores both the physical and the intellectual essence of Tae Kwon Do.

Product Details
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Harper & Row; 1 edition (April 3, 1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0060107790
ISBN-13: 978-0060107796
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds

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