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