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