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