Letters and cards sent by Shunryu Suzuki to Elsie Mitchell - 1964 - 1970

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Edited transcription

Sep. 9th, 1964

Dear Mr. & Mrs. John Mitchell,

Whenever I receive your letter, and even when I read it after, I find a great encouragement in it. Now I have decided to visit your home one of these days after the 20th of this month. Please let me know what day is convenient for you and where and how I can meet you. I think I can stay there more than one week. I have no ideas of forcing our way to on anyone but I want to be sincere enough to accept people and help people in improving for the better.

I am sure we will have interesting talk between us about the matter of which we are concerned most.

With gassho,

Rev. Shunryu Suzuki

I am always in a black robe with Japanese kimono.

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