Two distinct philosophical traditions, one from the east, another from the west but absurdism can be described as a logical and non-transcedental version of Zen, where the absurd accepts and lives his life without seeking some higher goal - although they seek meaning. Ironically Zen preaches the same, the concept of enlightenment is shunned by 'realized' Zen teachers. Accordingly, absurdism is a philosophical school of thought stating that the efforts of humanity to find inherent meaning will ultimately fail (and hence are absurd) because the sheer amount of information as well as the vast realm of the unknown make total certainty impossible. As a philosophy, absurdism furthermore explores the fundamental nature of the Absurd and how individuals, once becoming conscious of the Absurd, should respond to it. The absurdist philosopher Albert Camus stated that individuals should embrace the absurd condition of human existence while also defiantly continuing to explore and search for meaning. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absurdism Zen teacher Huangbo: "Like an idiot almost you are" As of now, at all times, whether walking-standing-sitting-reclining, learn no-mind. Which is also no-discrimination, also no-dependence, also no-attachment. Throughout the day freely let the function be robust. Like an idiot almost you are. All the worldly people can’t recognise you, and you also have no need of them recognising you or not. With the mind like a hard rock, totally without gap or crack, all dharma can’t penetrate through to enter your mind. And suddenly, attachment is no more. Only like this is it the beginning of some resonance.