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