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