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