"We" are fortunate to have found - in an old bread-bin - "INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE FAKER-BAKER". DO(UGH)GEN, as you may well be aware, kneaded to know the TRUTH from an early age. This essay is believed to be from his long-lost work = SHOBOTENZO - thought to have been written in China. While we are not - due to copyright reasons - allowed to reproduce this, the elements are as follows :-
BAKE JUST TO BAKE.
MAKE BREAD IN A ROOM THAT IS WARM IN WINTER, COOL IN SUMMER.
EARLY MORNING IS BEST.
DO NOT TAKE A RISE OUT OF FELLOW BAKERS.
RESIST THE KNEAD TO TWIRL A FLOUR.
DO NOT GO OFF HALF-BAKED.
KNEADING (TO KNOW THE TRUTH) IS ESSENTIAL.
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