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