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