Ikkyu – Coming Alone

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Photo by flickr user Andreas Øverland. Used by cc: All rights revert to the originator.
Photo by flickr user Andreas Øverland. Used by cc: All rights revert to the originator.

Coming alone,
Departing alone,
Both are delusion:
Let me teach you how
Not to come, not to go!

-Ikkyū, 15th c. Japan

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