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