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