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