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