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