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