Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
It rains: the earth wet.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
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.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Watch your own steps!
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.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Spring comes: grass grows.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
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.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
No good thought, no evil thought.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
From the origins nothing exists.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.