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