It rains: the earth wet.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
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.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
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.
From the origins nothing exists.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Spring comes: grass grows.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Watch your own steps!
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.