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