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