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