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