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After a lecture in a home, when the group was having tea, the host handed Suzuki Roshi a card and said, "Here is my understanding of your lecture." On the card was written " 0 = 1 =  ∞.".

"That's good," Roshi told him, "The last figure is usually overlooked."


p.99. Durand Kiefer, Shanti, an unaffiliated zendo in Los Gatos circa 1966.

DC note: That's zero = one = infinity. Pardon the poor infinity symbol.