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