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