Treasure each encounter, for it only happens once.
Every moment comes but only once in a lifetime, never to be repeated;
this is the wisdom of the tea ceremony.
Even the mundane and everyday moments come but only once.
Understanding this we learn to see both the ordinary and the extraordinary as a miracle and we learn to cherish this moment.
Therefore, the host of the tea ceremony receives guests
with sincerity and the guests in turn show consideration;
this place at this time will always to be cherished.