When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Spring comes: grass grows.
It rains: the earth wet.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
From the origins nothing exists.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Watch your own steps!
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
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.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.