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