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