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