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