The master Bankei's talks were attended not only by Zen students but by persons of all ranks and sects. He never quoted sutras not indulged in scholastic dissertations. Instead, his words were spoken directly from his heart to the hearts of...
FIRE & HAND
The fire does not intend to come to contact the hand; The hand does not intend to reach out to contact the fire, either. But when the man named Woodsman put his naked hand into the fire; It gets extremely hot like hell and blistered really bad. In crying, he ran out to share his burned experience with others. Some would give him a vaseline bandage, Some would give him a sigh, Some would give him a laugh. But none of them wants to have any experience like that, because they already knew and sweared never touch fire again.
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