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