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I was driving Suzuki Roshi and a fellow student back to Sokoji from the Mill Valley Zendo. My friend, who was in the back seat, his camel cigarettes in his shirt pocket, asked Suzuki a question about Zen.

"Zen is hard," Suzuki said. "It's at least as hard as quitting smoking."

p.16. Bob Halpern/David Chadwick, Mill Valley, 1968.