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