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