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