Bankei Yotaku (Jap.)
born:  1622
died:  1693    71 years

place:  Japan
Zen masters:  Umpo Zenjo (Japanese master),
Daozhe (Chinese master)
Zen disciples: ...
Bankei was an influential and well known Zen
master of his day in Japan. He taught in the
vernacular Japanese language, and accepted
people of all sects and lines of Zen as his
Fifty years after his death, he was granted the
title of "National Teacher" (J.

The Unborn: The Life and Teachings of Zen
Master Bankei,
translated by Norman Waddell

Turning In, ch. 7

The Language of Existence, ch. 6

The Buddha: The Emptiness of the Heart, ch. 3

A Bird on the Wing, ch. 6

Zen: The Path of Paradox Vol. 2, ch. 3

Zen: The Path of Paradox, Vol. 3, ch. 1

And the Flowers Showered, ch. 3

Dang Dang Doko Dang, ch. 3
Ch.  Pangui Yongzhuo
Dish  Jade-tablet     Eternal Polish
Chinese simplified:
This man asked Bankei, “What type of miracles
can you do? My master, through mantra, through
the holy name, can do miracles. He will stand on
one bank of the river, and disciples will stand on
the other bank with a paper in their hands, a half-
mile distant, and he will write from here and the
words will come on the paper on the other bank.
This our master can do. What can you do?”

And Bankei said, “We know only one miracle
here, and that is when I feel hungry I eat, and
when I feel sleepy I sleep. Only this much” – not
much of a miracle...

                 A Bird on the Wing, ch. 6