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