The following is the first of twelve verses of a poem titled Meaningless or Not. The poem was ably translated into English by Ven. Kongzhu a Chan nun who I am so glad to say is an acquaintance.
Originally life itself has no meaning
Because of human needs
Meaning is added to it
Originally life itself has no purpose
Because of human wants
Purpose is established
Master Chi Chern
Read the rest of the poem and then sit still for awhile and then read it again. Return frequently. That’s what I’m doing.