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