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