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