One stroke dissolves knowledge,
Struggle no longer needed.
I will follow the ancient path,
Not lapsing into quietude.
Noble conduct beyond sound and form –
No trace anywhere.
Those who have mastered the way
May call this an unsurpassable activity.
– Xiangyan Zhixian
quoted in the book “The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master”
With thanks to Gems of Wisdom – Zen Tradition