If we gain something, it was there from the beginning.
If we lose something, it is hidden nearby.
Taigu Ryokan, 1758 0 1831, Zen Buddhist, Renowned Japanese Poet and Calligrapher
Ryokan, Zen Monk - Poet of Japan, trans. Burton Watson (Columbia University Press, 1992)
Selected Haiku and Other Poems by Ryokan