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