Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
Produce Mind Without attachment to anything.
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
No good thought, no evil thought.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
It rains: the earth wet.
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
From the origins nothing exists.
Spring opens a hundred flowers — for whom?
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Watch your own steps!
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Spring comes: grass grows.
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.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!