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