Came across today Bankei Zen: Translations from the Record of Bankei
I've only read 'The Unborn,' so it was nice to come across this.
enjoyed this passage;
'The crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu
The Master addressed the assembly: "Just as always, every day when I come out to talk, toady too the crows go kaa-kaa, the sparrows, chuu-chuu, and I haven't anything different to say myself. All the same, when you really acknowledge this one word ['unborn'], you'll find everything is smoothely managed.
"The proof of this is that, while all of you here are turned toward me, intent only on hearing my sermon and wondering, 'What's Bankei going to say?' you aren't trying either to hear or not to hear the cawing of the crows and the chirping of the sparrows out in back. But, even so, once they start to chirp and caw, you recognize and distinguish the crow's kaa-kaa and the sparrow's chuu-chuu. And it's not only for crows and sparrows: everything here, when you perceive it with the Unborn, will be simultaneously distinguished, and you won't overlook even one thing in one hundred or one thousand. In the meanwhile, if a gong rings outside the temple, you know it's a gong, if a drum sounds, you know it's a drum. Your distinguishing everything you see and hear like this, without producing a single thought, is the marvelously illuminating dynamic function, the Buddha Mind that is unborn."
'Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not squander your life.' - Dōgen Zenji