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