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