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