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