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