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