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