The Unborn: The Life And Teachings Of Zen Master Bankei, 1622-1693 is here presented in a significantly revised and expanded edition containing many talks and dialogues with monks and priests not included when it was first published in 1984. Ably translated for an English speaking readership by Norman Waddell, this superbly presented compendium of illuminative Buddhist wisdom is highly recommended for personal, temple, academic, and community library Buddhist studies collections and reading lists.
...and yet so difficult if fear of death keeps the river of soothing distraction (that little voice in your head) flowing. Bankei is like a cure for religion (more little voices in your head). Study for thirty years, and then take the cure (no little voices in your head).