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One day at Tassajara Suzuki Roshi and a group of students took some tools and walked up a hot, dusty trail to work on a project. When they got to the top, they discovered that they had forgotten a shovel, and the students began a discussion about who should return to get it. After the discussion had ended, they realized that Roshi wasn't there. He was already half-way down the mountain trail, on his way to pick up the shovel.

----------------  p.5, Rick Fields (RIP), Tassajara, circa 1969