Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.
Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.
When we discover that the truth is already in us, we are all at once our original selves.
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it
The color of the mountains is Buddha's body; the sound of running water is his great speech.
You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.
Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup
Because monks come from the midst of purity, they consider as good and pure what does not arouse desire among other people.
People who truly follow the Way would do well to conceal the fact that they are Buddhists.
Students today should begrudge every moment of time. This dewlike life fades away; time speeds swiftly. In this short life of ours, avoid involvement in superfluous things and just study the Way.
If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace.
Students, when you want to say something, think about it three times before you say it. Speak only if your words will benefit yourselves and others. Do not speak if it brings no benefit.
Something you want badly enough can always be gained. No matter how fierce the enemy, how remote the beautiful lady, or how carefully guarded the treasure, there is always a means to the goal for the earnest seeker. The unseen help of the guardian gods of heaven and earth assure fulfillment.
Zazen is the ultimate practice. This is indeed the True Self. The Buddhadharma is not to be sought outside of this.
Just practice good, do good for others, without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward. Really bring benefit to others, gaining nothing for yourself. This is the primary requisite for breaking free of attachments to the Self.