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