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