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