Early Works

In the drawing "Praying While Smoking" the text reads: I remember the story of two zen monks, both prodigious smokers. Concerned about the question of smoking during their prayer time, they decided to consult their superiors. While one was given a pat of encouragement, the other was given a stern reprimand. The unlucky one, greatly puzzled, asked his friend exactly how he had posed his question. He replied "I asked whether it was permissable to pray while smoking."