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