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