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