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