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