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