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The first time I met Suzuki Roshi, I told him I did not feel that I necessarily fit in with Soto Zen which is all about sitting zazen. I said my way to the top of the mountain was not sitting but the way of the arts, of tea ceremony, and sumi-e.

He said, "Sitting has nothing to do with it!"

p.85. Peg Anderson, Los Altos, circa 1964.