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...
One day a Vinaya master asked a Zen master: -How should one practice Tao? The Zen master replied: -Eat when you are hungry, sleep when you are tired. The Vinaya master said: -Most people do that. The Zen master explained: -No, no, not so. When they eat, they do not want to just eat but think of this or that; when they go to sleep, they do not want to just sleep but think of this or that.
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