Birth, old age, illness, and death,
Have always been the same.
If you wish to escape from them,
By trying to untie your bonds,
You add to your entanglement.
It's only when you are deluded
That you search for Buddha,
It's only when you are confused
That you look for Zen.
I seek neither Buddha nor Zen,
I just close my mouth and keep silent.
- Dieu Nhan nun (d.1115)