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