From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Ordinary mind is the Way.
It rains: the earth wet.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
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.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
From the origins nothing exists.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Spring comes: grass grows.
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Watch your own steps!
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
No good thought, no evil thought.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.