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