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