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