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