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