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