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