Zen Buddhism Almost Killed Me Tonight

I read this and aspirated an orange:

A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died.

Hakuin answered ‘How am I supposed to know?’

‘How do you not know? You’re a Zen master!’ exclaimed the samurai.


‘Yes, but not a dead one,’ Hakuin answered.

That’ll teach me to read Zen quotes with my mouth full.