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