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