Wednesday, 6 July 2016


45.           pilgrim and staff

                user and used
                possessor and possessed
                knower and known

                are they one?
                are they two?
                are they the same?
                are they different?

                distinct but not different?

                on four in the morning
                on two at noon
                on three in the evening

If you have a staff, Basho will give you a staff.
If you don't have a staff, Basho will take it from you.

                giving and taking
                winning and losing

In Zen, born to lose. Born to be a loser. (And so to win.)

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