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