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