I have personally benefited from reading both.
For the famous Zen scholar, D. T. Suzuki - who himself compiled an early edition of Bankei - Dogen, Hakuin, and Bankei were Japan's three greatest Zen Masters.
Under section III, other works in the bibliography section this reference to Hakei's book is conspicuously absent.
This is one of two translations of the Record of Bankei that I know of. The record of this Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher is a collection of sayings from his dharma talks or... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dewain Belgard
Bankei is the most direct exposition of Zen in history. The problem for many is that it's perhaps too direct, too open, too much revealed. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Upasaka Heng He
Bankei was a treasure of consciousness well worth learning about. His simple, alive, and direct approach was in part the beauty and potency of what he brought to the world. Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by Colette Evans
Essential for the library of all Zen students. And a fascinating read for anyone interested in Zen, eastern religion, traditional wisdom, or just fresh perspectives on the nature... Read morePublished on April 24, 2008 by Ted Biringer
The idea is on the mark, if not repetitious, yet Bankei lacks humility in the recounting of his story and those he has met. Read morePublished on December 30, 2006 by Thomas S. Bach
Bankei (1622-1693) is considered the third of the great Zen philosophers, along with Dogen, founder of Soto, and Hakuin, the spiritual renewer of Rinzai. Read morePublished on October 1, 2006 by Konrei
There are two books in English based on translations of Zen Master Bankei teachings, both pusblished in 1984. Read morePublished on May 21, 2006 by Jose Maria Prieto Zamora
Not a lot to add to what's already been said in previous reviews - besides the fact that Bankei is (or has been) grossly under-rated. Read morePublished on November 17, 2004 by Hakuyu