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