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