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