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