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