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