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