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