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