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