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