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