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