Weekly Moral Story Horishmo The Samurai Warrior

And The Question Of Heaven or Hell

A soldier named Horishmo came to a famous meditation master of old, and asked him a serious question,

“Is there really a heaven and a hell?”

“Who are you?” Demanded the famous meditation Master.

“I am a samurai warrior” replied the soldier

“You, a soldier!” Laughed the meditation master.

“What kind of king would have you as his guard? Your not strong enough to be a soldier and you look like a beggar.”

Horishmo became so angry that he began to draw his sword,

but the Meditation Master continued: “So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably much too blunt to cut off my head, and you don’t look to have the strength”

The Soldier, so incensed, drew the full length of his sword ready to strike,

The Meditation Master remarked

“Here you open the gates of hell!”

At these words the worrier instantly understood, sheathed his sword and bowing.

“And hear you open the gates of heaven” said The Master

Author Unknown

Moral of Story

Inside each and everyone of us is a personal battle, we and only ourselves have the power to create our own heaven or hell. Never let someone else control your state of mind, this is yours to give away not someone’s to take from you.

Published by 4enlightenment

Dhamma Tāpasā is the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas a fully trained and former Buddhist Monk who now Teaches & coaches the Art of Transforming Your Thinking to Transform Your Mind.

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