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