Ultimate stillness

Quails honk at sunrise,

stop honking, honk some more.


All sounds we hear

come and go.

All sounds ever heard

or to be heard

form a  storehouse of sound

and temporary silence.


Then, what is not all-sound and all-silence?

The source of all sound and soundlessness is the without-sound,

the beyond-sound.

Nameless, ultimate stillness, ultimate silence.


How to stop listening to and listening for?

How to stop hearing this, not hearing that,

and hearing and not hearing all?