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