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