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