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