One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
It rains: the earth wet.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
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.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
From the origins nothing exists.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Watch your own steps!
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Spring comes: grass grows.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.