One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
No ugliness in a loved child.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Watch your own steps!
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Ordinary mind is the Way.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
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.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Spring comes: grass grows.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
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.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
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.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
From the origins nothing exists.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
It rains: the earth wet.