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