Just like an umbrella protects you from the rain, Zen practice protects you from suffering. An umbrella does not stop the rain, it just helps you deal with it. Zen does not stop suffering, it just helps you deal with it. When you can deal with suffering, then it is no longer suffering. It is just experience. In that way, Zen is a little better than an umbrella.
If you get caught in the rain without an umbrella, you will get wet. If you have your Zen, when you get wet, you will not suffer. You will just be wet.
If you don’t like getting wet, then no matter how Zen you are, you should also carry an umbrella. That is good practice. In that way, an umbrella is a little better than Zen. Carry a big umbrella, so you can share.