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