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