A saying attributed to Dahui and paraphrased by Leighton in his translation of Eihei Koroku:
Superior monks practice zazen in the monks' hall;
Middling monks compose verses about snow;
Inferior monks sit around the fire and talk about food-
I have read and composed awkward verses about snow today as winter fades; I have sat around and talked about what to eat; and I am now headed to the Zendo to sit zazen. I have had an absolutely full and useless day. There is happiness and sadness, illness, and health. The sun sets on another day. I am alive and swim in the ocean of being; having left no trace. May every day be such.