Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
From the origins nothing exists.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
It rains: the earth wet.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
No good thought, no evil thought.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
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.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
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.
Spring comes: grass grows.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Watch your own steps!
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.