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During a formal silent lunch in the zendo, a young woman with a soup tureen stopped in front of Suzuki Roshi, gave him two ladles full, and blurted out, "Suzuki Roshi, when I'm serving you soup, what is it like for you?"

He said, "It's like you're serving your whole being to me in this bowl."

p.71. Larry Hansen, Tassajara, circa 1967.