Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water.
I like this quote. It tells you that if you are hoping to find enlightenment by sitting around and not practising Buddhism, you will never achieve it.
Enlightenment as a state can only be achieved by putting the rules of engagement into practise.
Try it out!