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