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