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