Zhenzhou Puhua
Jap.  Jinshu Fuke
born:  c. 770
died:  c. 840

place:  China
Chan master:  Panshan (J., Banzan)
Chan disciples: none recorded as masters.

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest, ch. 12

Rinzai: Master of the Irrational , ch. 4 (possibly this
"Pu Hua")
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Fuke was the chief disciple of Banzan, and was the
most eccentric of all the Zen monks.
When Banzan was about to die, he asked his
monks to bring him his portrait, but he was not
satisfied with any of them.
At that time, Fuke had one of them, and Banzan
said, "Why don't you show me it then?"

Fuke turned a somersault and went out.

Banzan said, "This lunatic will pervert the true way
from now on."

You should not think that Banzan is condemning
Fuke. These words are very loving, and Banzan in
fact is saying that what other learned, so-called
scholarly people have not been able to do, the man
who was thought to be eccentric has managed. He
simply turned a somersault and went out. He is
saying something through his gesture – "At this
moment of death, why are you worried about your
portrait? What will you do with it? Just take a
somersault and go out!"

Zen has never taken death seriously. Nobody can
take death seriously who knows. It is a fiction..

Zen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest, ch. 12