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