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