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