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