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The following is an excerpt from this issue:

Today the topic of my talk is four seasons in practice. Practice, what kind of practice? We need to ask that question. If you can identify the practice as your meditation, then that’s fine. If you can identify the practice as taking care of daily life… that’s fine. If your practice is maintaining a good relationship with your husband or wife… that’s fine. You don’t need to define it so much – practice or life…that’s fine.

However, it may be helpful to understand the unfolding of practice in four ways, which is why I called this talk ‘The Four Season’s in Practice’.

You don’t need to be a Buddhist. You don’t need to be a devout Buddhist… meditation, mediation, meditation… Sometimes it causes a problem doesn’t it? If you like something very much, you may start to limit yourself, limit the boundless meaning of practice… (Continued on page 1.)

Jikishoan Tokozan