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