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