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