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