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