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An evening meeting of all students at Tassajara had gone on for a couple of hours. We had discussed the schedule, the rules, and the importance of maintaining our practice during the upcoming busy guest season. Every so often someone quoted Suzuki Roshi or referred to "Suzuki Roshi's way." The director turned to Suzuki, who had been sitting quietly throughout, and asked if he had something to say.

"Maybe this is already too much talk," he said, and the meeting was over.


p.125. David Chadwick, Tassajara, circa 1968.