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