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