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