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