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One day in a lecture Suzuki Roshi said, "When you see one leaf falling, you may say, Oh, autumn is here! One leaf is not just one leaf; it means the whole autumn. Here you already understand the all-pervading power of your practice. Your practice covers everything."

p.20. David Chadwick, Tassajara, 1967.