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