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