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