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