Saturday, May 16, 2020

Ryōkan, One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryōkan

If there is beauty, there must be ugliness; If there is right, there must be wrong.

Wisdom and ignorance are complementary, And illusion and enlightenment cannot be separated.

This is an old truth, don’t think it was discovered recently.

I want this, I want that,” Is nothing but foolishness.

I’ll tell you a secret— “All things are impermanent!

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