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