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Torei Zenji says If we make an excessive effort to achieve satori we are creating another barrier in our training? What is meant by this?

It is just like it is with everything. For us to walk the path, we deepen in mind, first of all we need to throw the ego away, or else we will be standing at the entrance to the path only. Letting go of the small self, the path of the heavens becomes apparent. It is this ego which stands in the way, since it goes on about understanding and not understanding, and lets us not perceive the huge heavens. Training is not about knowing the path, but about becoming the path. For this we need to forget the path. The efforts needed here are huge. Please keep enjoying this huge state of mind.

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