One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
From the origins nothing exists.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
No ugliness in a loved child.
No good thought, no evil thought.
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.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
Spring comes: grass grows.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Watch your own steps!
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.