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