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