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