“Once when I asked my teacher how much he practiced a day, he answered, ‘I practice twenty-four hours a day.’ Wanting to only see if my training time was adequate to follow his example of skill in the art, I was not wholly ready for his answer. Much of it escaped me at the time. I could not totally see the fusion of life and practice that he was attempting to point me toward. The practice for me was still a matter of doing something while not doing something else.”
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