More meaning now, and especially today, than I could ever have imagined.
As there is a yet-to-be-disclosed “Zeroth” Way of the Samurai, it happens that the Seven Breaths elucidation is, in fact, the seventh of the series.
The idea of “no year zero,” the subject of debate around Y2K and even making the famous Seinfeld “Newmannium” / “Kramerium” episode, comes to mind. Of course there was a year zero, despite the silly contrivance of the Gregorian calendar.
On a wholly unrelated topic (or is it?)… Happy Halloween!