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