Originally Posted by lycan
Translation: nothing is a distraction from life, people simply take their life and live it as they see fit. And the "master", or "God", is pleased however you choose to use your life. There is no right way to live.
I really have to point out that there are indeed right ways of living -- Buddhism's Eightfold Path speaks to this explicitly. Doesn't mean every single detail of your life will be regimented, as in a cult (or any other well-respected religion!), but right and wrong definitely do exist.
The Zen parable wasn't exactly saying to do whatever you will....