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