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