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,
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?