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