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