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