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