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