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During a break on the fourth day of a sesshin at Tassajara, I stood on the bridge overlooking the creek. It was a beautiful fall day. The leaves on the trees were all vibrating and alive, and I could see energy coursing through everything.

Suzuki Roshi came by, looked in my eyes, and said, "Stay exactly like that."

p.40. Jerry Fuller (RIP), Tassajara, circa 1968.