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