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[image of crumpled piece of paper with the following words on it]

I hope you are enjoying the wisdom of the Buddha.

[See image below]

p.68, 69. Richard Baker, Tassajara 1968.

Written circa 1970 by Shunryu Suzuki with a brush on rice paper used to wrap a present he gave to his much loved and mentally disturbed student, E.L. Hazelwood. Richard Baker retrieved the crinkled remains from a waste basket and now has it mounted on a wall at Crestone Zen Mountain Center in southwest Colorado.