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