just do not seek outwardly


The world is unstable,

like a house on fire.
 This is not a place

where you stay long.
 The murderous haunt

of impermanence 
comes upon you in a flash,

no matter whether you are rich or poor,

old or young.
 If you want to be no

 from a zen master or

a buddha, 
just do not

seek outwardly.


Lin Chi