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