The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
Do not seek the truth, only cease to cherish your opinions.
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
In studying the way, realizing it is hard; once you have realized it, preserving it is hard. When you can preserve it, putting it into practice is hard.
No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place.
Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong.
Sit, walk, or run, but don't wobble.
Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.
The obstacle is the path.
A beautiful woman who is pleasing to men is good only for frightening fish when she falls into the water.
Hide your body in the Big Dipper.
Learning Zen is a phenomenon of gold and dung. Before you understand it, it's like gold; after you understand it, it's like dung.
Let go over a cliff, die completely, and then come back to life -- after that you cannot be deceived.
One day a student asked Taiga, "What is the most difficult part of painting?" Taiga answered, "The part of the paper where nothing is painted is the most difficult."
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say We did it ourselves.