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