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