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1-27-70 Dear Charlton, A year ago I was in Kyoto. From my notebook: The day before I had visited Kobori al Ryoko-in, an incredibly beautiful ancient Japanese building with tiny old gardens. He gave me a small pottery jar & a square of calligraphy, with line characters. The first - meaning "nothingness" The second - meaning "event" or "making happen" The third meaning "this or that" The fourth, a double character, meaning "noble man" "Doing nothing, one is a noble man" or "Not changing anything, one is a noble man"
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