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