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