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