One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
No good thought, no evil thought.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
It rains: the earth wet.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
From the origins nothing exists.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
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.
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.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Watch your own steps!
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Spring comes: grass grows.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?