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