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