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