Reach for it, and you'll miss; let it loose, and it'll follow.
Not flattered by praise, not hurt by blame.
Seek satori within yourself! Where else?
Meeting Sakyamuni, kill him! Meeting Bodhidharma, kill him, too!
Coming back with satori but everything just as before: Hermit Mountain's drizzle and mist, Crooked River's waves . . .
With the slightest yes and no, Mind is lost in confusion.
Teaching beyond teaching; No leaning on words and letters.
When cold say cold; When hot say hot.
Heaven, earth, and I: the same root. Everything and I: one thing.
Much understand, much problem. Little understand, little problem. Complete DON'T KNOW, no problem.
Worldly passions inseparable from satori.
Sitting motionless, nothing happening — Spring coming, grass growing.
To call heaven earth makes it earth? To name earth heaven makes it heaven?
He dies, I die - Where can we meet?
Need fire? Best strike a flint. Water? Dig a well.
One blind man leads many blind men Into the fire hole hand in hand.
A hungry dog bites a dry bone.
Seeking words, chasing phrases: When do you have time for satori?
The man who's drunk water Knows if it's cool or warm.
Where no Buddha, the Buddha works.
Spring comes: grass grows.
Fire is hot; water, cold.
What is the color of the wind? Where does the rain come from?
Killing or vivifying is in these hands.
From the origins nothing exists.
The Billion Worlds, a bubble on the sea; All Buddhas and Patriarchs, a flash of lightning.
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 your own steps!
From outside the shoes, to scratch where you itch.
Everything is true just as it is: Why dislike it? Why hate?
Walking is Zen; sitting, too.
Pictured rice cakes dissolve hunger?
However priceless, a piece of gold In the eye is nothing but grit.
Go a thousand miles not moving a foot!
Cast away Dharma, Not to mention non-Dharma.
Once you preach, the point is gone.
One snowflake falling on a burning furnace.
Ordinary mind is the Way.
Angry waves: not so dangerous as man's mind.
Day after day a very good day: Winds come and trees bow.
No ugliness in a loved child.
Rich food doesn't tempt the man who has eaten.
Merciful words come out of the merciful mouth.
It rains: the earth wet.
Never comparable to anything: How can I preach it?
A smiling face offers mercy; A troubled mind contains vicious poison.
Open your mouth— instantly wrong; Move your tongue— against the truth.
Ten thousand laws end in One : Don't stick to that, either!
Watch all sentient beings with merciful eyes.
No good thought, no evil thought.