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