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