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Old 02-21-2003, 05:07 AM   #8
Peter Goldsbury
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In Japanese there are two ways of writing the word: 修業 and 修行. Gozo Shioda uses the second way, which has a stronger sense of asceticism and austerity, like serving out an apprenticeship, as a deshi, for example. Written in the first way, it can also mean completing a course of study.

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