Lu Chih-shen told the guards,"If either of you thinks of doing an evil act,remember your heads will end up like this tree."Then he departed carrying his staff.The guards were amazed."What a strong monk he is!With one blow he cut down a tree." Lin Ch'ung said,"This is not the best example of his power.Once in the temple,he pulled out a willow tree by the roots with his bare hands."It was clear to the guards that they must take Lu Chih-shen's words seriously.