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