Rinzai said, "O you, followers of the Way, there are some bald-headed fellows who try to find something on which they can work and which would release them thus from worldly bondage. They are altogether mistaken. When a man seeks a Buddha he misses him; when he seeks the Way he misses it; when he seeks a patriarch he misses him."
-Studies in Zen, D.T. Suzuki, p24
Give us something we can work! This is the endless chant of those who cannot find the Way because they are looking for a way.