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