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