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