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