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