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During the Saturday morning work period at Sokoji, a student who'd been around for a few years was sweeping the zendo floor when he saw a newcomer apprehensively wondering what to do. He went over, handed the fellow his broom. When he turned around, there was Suzuki Roshi, arm outstretched, offering him his own broom.


p.118. Mike Dixon, Sokoji, circa 1966.