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