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