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