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