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