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