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