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