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Man Up a Tree

Bodhidharma Pacifies the Mind

Lost His Leg

Proceed from the Top of a Hundred-foot Pole

Nansen Cuts the Cat in Two

Heaven and Earth, the Same Essence

The Non-expressible Truth

A Sort of Great Death

Ungo's Instruction

The Dry Creek

Carrying the Bell-staff Around the Meditation Seat

The Buffalo Passes Through the Lattice Door

Going and Returning

The Hempen Shirt

Behind the Paper Screen

Shogen's Three Statements

Silver Bowl Heaped with Snow

Jojoza Stands Still

Toshi's Dinner

Chinshu's Large Radishes

Ultimate Stage

Truth Beyond Words

Lion Cub

Reciting Sutras

Husk of Millet

The Mind Is Not Buddha

It Is Not Mind, Not Buddha, Not Things

Isan's Time

The Buddha's Flower

The Sound of One Hand

Sun-Faced Buddhas, Moon-Faced Buddhas

Rinzai Plants a Pine Tree

Snapping the Fingers

Echu Expels His Disciple

Joshu Plans a Visit

Bokushu and the Empty-Headed Fool

Hakuun's Black and White

"You Are Sidetracked"

Gutei's One Finger Zen

The Six Ungraspables

The Last Poem of Hoshin

Meditating Long, Becoming Weary

Not Afraid to Die

Basho Does Not Teach

A Smile in His Lifetime

Sitting Alone on Mount Taiyu

The True Path

How Trees and Grass Become Enlightened

Ten-foot Square

The No-Monument Monument

The Exact Moment for Hatching

Measuring the Water

The Old Cow, Tetsuma

A Walk in the Hills


Calling Card

Taking Up the Staff at Lotus Mountain

Sozan's Four Don'ts

Hyakurei's Attainment

Tozan's Tripitaka

Unmon's Feast in the Joss House

Gyosan Sits in Meditation

The Greatest Depth

The Ultimate Teaching

The Three Worlds

Ganto's Ax

The Real Eye

Everyday Life Is the Way

Jimyo's Summary

Drop of Water

The One Road of Nirvana

Suigan's Eyebrows

Holy Fruits

Joshu's Dwelling Place

Unmon's Family Tradition

The Iron Boat

Unko Sends Some Hakama

Living Alone

The Broken Tray

Yakusan's Lake

Gensha's Blank Paper

Yakusan Holds Zen

Funyo's Walking Stick

The Four Gates of Joshu

Echo's Inquiry About Buddha

Who Is He?

An Oak Tree in the Garden

Three Pounds of Flax

Shiko's Poem

Yakusan's Lecture

Three Days

The Self Perishes When the Universe Perishes

Scented Grasses, Falling Flowers

Managing the Monks

Meeting Students

Preceding Teachers

Tapping the Arm-rest

Kasapa's Preaching Sign

Tokusan's Bowl

Possessed of Insight

The First Principle

Hoju Turns His Back

Carrying the Bundle Under His Arm

A Million Objects

The Wooden Ball

Perfect Understanding (Daitsu Chiso) Buddha

Washing the Bowl

Meeting a Zen Master on the Road

Dust-Speck Samadhi

The Sound of Raindrops

The Cobra

Front Three, Back Three

The Opposite of Statement

No Water, No Moon

Mokusen's Hand

Joshu's Zen

Daiten's Age

Buddha's Body

Touching Sanctity

Preaching Dharma

A Higher Understanding

Secret Transmission

Seppo's Punctuality

The Ideograph for Mind

The Government Official

Mugo's Fancies

Preaching from the Third Seat

Nansen's Little Hut

Kyosei's Big Stick

A Monk's Zen Gesture

Gyosan Draws a Line

Two Monks Roll Up the Screen

Examining Two Monks

A Monk's Funeral for a Fox

Punishing the Sky

Blow Out the Candle

Cutting Trees

The Ultimate Truth

The Peony

Buddhistic Age

Stone Buddha

Basho's Staff

Crossing a Stream


Nansen Rejects Both Monk and Layman

Emperor Taishu's Dream

Opening Speech of Lazan

A Cup of Tea

The Master Covers His Head

A Buddha

A Dung Stick

Overturning the Water Pail

Alone and Poor

Mind Is Not Buddha

This Very Mind

The Moon Can Not Be Stolen

Shozan's Phrase

The Giver Should Be Thankful