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