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