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