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