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