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