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