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