Friday, November 23, 2012

What was right yesterday
is wrong today.
In what is right today
how do you know it was not wrong yesterday?
There is no right and wrong,
no predicting gain or loss.
Unable to change their tune,
those who are foolish glue down bridges of a lute.
Those who are wise get to the source
but keep wandering about for long.
Only when you are neither wise nor foolish
can you be called one who has the way.

Master Ryokan


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