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