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