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The following is an excerpt from this issue:

Ah! This is a very deep question.

Dharma, translated into English, is called Buddhism. This is a very simple and straight forward answer. Dharma is originally a Sanskrit term, meaning, ‘a spiritual way related to everything in this world’, but somehow Buddhists adopted this term and it became a strong theme in Buddhism.

Within the Buddhist context, the term Dharma became specific, became, in a sense, associated with the fundamental question of how to perceive reality.

Dharma is not about believing in something, it is about how you see reality unfold. This is to do with the realization through direct experience rather than through intellectual study. Actually, intellectual study freezes the Dharma… (Continued on page 1.)

Jikishoan Tokozan