Read the seven pages and answer the following questions:
1. What is the occasion of Hakuin writing to his donor?
2. Who is the author of the work “Spurring Students through the Zen Barrier” that is mentioned so often.
3. In spite of Hakuin’s enthusiasm for “Spurring Students through the Zen Barrier” there are parts that he does not like, what are these about?
4. Who was T?rei?
5. Who was Sun Ching-te (Sun Jingde)?
All the questions can in principle be answered by reading the text closely from beginning to end,