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Friday, February 14, 2020

Boiling Heart

You know, Japanese people think anger is [laughs, laughter] [probably gestures]. His heart is boiling [laughs, laughter] and his face is, you know, as calm as water [laughs, laughter]. And this is not so good, you know [laughter]. If that is to be more kind to others or something, it may be all right, but if it is to keep his own prestige or something, it is not good [laughs, laughter]. It's much better to be natural. And to be natural some effort is necessary, some special kind of effort like “just to sit” without leaning like this or without too much tension.  -------------------------------- Excerpt from Shunryu Suzuki lecture - 68-07-24 as found on shunryusuzuki.com. Edited by DC