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