-Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging it in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarrassment.
-Give up remembrance–What end is there to pure wind circling the earth?
-The universe contracts, the sun, moon, and stars go black; even if blows of the cane shower like rain, and shouts thunder, this still does not measure up to the business of the transcendent methodology of Zen.
-Ten thousand years are one moment, one moment is ten thousand years. If you want to become acquainted with direct perception, it is before mention is made.
Blue Cliff Record