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