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