On paper it works like that, but not in real life.Since that what is seeking, is mind seeking itself = the point of transmissions.
If life is real and life is suffering from birth, sickness, aging, death, how then beings can ever be free? How can they be free after many lifes from being a merely conditioned compounded impermanent dependent chain/phenomenon of suffering?
Of course you certainly mean suffering is experienced very real. Then buddhism offers us the dependent origination-emptiness. All empty phenomena are dependent on our empty mind right now.
To study has its importance , but to seriously understand this by conceptual focus, need no practice pointed by an awaken, to awaken.
Oh yes, for those interested, Zen has also four noble truths. Should be a sticky on the forum for all.
http://www.zenguide.com/principles/four ... truths.cfm