A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
It rains: the earth wet.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
No ugliness in a loved child.
No good thought, no evil thought.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
All things that exist are like a dream, a phantom, a bubble, a reflection; they are like dew or lightning; thus should you view them.
Spring comes: grass grows.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Watch your own steps!
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.