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