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