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