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