The Gates of Heaven
There once was a general who ask the zen master Hakuin " Are there really such things as heaven and hell? "
" What do you do for a living?" asked the Zen master
" I'm a general.." he answered
" Ha Ha Ha what idiot asked you to be his general? you look more like a pig farmer to me." the master stated
" WHAT!!" cried the general, So angered by this the man ripped out his sword ready to kill the zen master. " I'll cut you to peaces!"
" Here lie the gates of hell! " the master replied
The general's eyes opened to the truth at that moment
" Excuse me, please forgive my insolence." the general said bowing deeply.
" Here lie the gates of heaven" the monk said bowing back.