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