From this week’s talk by Shunryu Suzuki: Through training you rub and wash your ego and you become quite soft, like pure white silk. Even though you have strong desires, if you temper them enough, you will have strong sharp iron, like a Japanese sword. This is how we train ourselves.

This talk from Marc Lesser was recorded as part of a Mill Valley Zen weekly meditation meetup. Everyone is welcome to join the free weekly Wednesday meditation class and no prior meditation experience is necessary.

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