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