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