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Monday, December 3, 2018

Thick Cups

In the framework of your economic world, to consume things will encourage the producing more things [laughs]. So to use many things will help the circulation of money. For this economic reason, you do not treat things so well. Nevertheless, I found your cup is very thick. If it is thin, as thin as we have in Japan, [laughs] one dozen cups will be destroyed every day [laughs, laughter] in your kitchen. So yours are very thick, but ours is so thin. It is easier to handle if it is thin. But you have to  treat it very carefully. Because we treat it very carefully, there is no need for our cup to be so thick. -------------------------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture 67-12-06-B as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC