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