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