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