Sally in the Zen

Confessions of a Befuddled Zen Buddhist

Meditation XVII by John Donne

No man is an island,

entire of itself;

every man is a piece of the continent,

a part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,

Europe is the less,

as well as if a promontory were,

as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were;

any man’s death diminishes me,

because I am involved in mankind,

and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;

it tolls for thee.

~ Meditation XVII by John Donne

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