Perfect and You Can Use a Little Improvement

CASE
Shunryu Suzuki addressed the assembly. “Each of you is perfect the way you are and you can use a little improvement.”

PARTIAL COMMENTARY
…Can you stand to be perfect? Can you stand to be flawed? Where do you turn away?…

VERSE by Dairyu
The heat of Master Shunryu’s heart
burns away both faith and doubt,
leaving a withered tree in the golden wind.