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