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