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