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