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【What to do in between meditation sessions】
(a) restraining the sensory faculties, (b) acting vigilantly, (c) appropriate diet, and (d) striving to practice without sleeping at the wrong time, and acting properly at the time of sleep.
This is divided into 4 parts. The first one is to tightly guard, to restrain our six sensory faculties. Then whenever you need to do something, we should accurately understand what we are doing, that is acting vigilantly, which is number two. Below it particularly talks about "appropriate diet", that is we should know how much to eat! Then when we sleep, how should we strive and still diligently practice meditation. Actually, if you can accomplish the first two, then you would be correct already. However, in our daily lives, the biggest loopholes are eating and sleeping. So he [Master Tsong-Kha-Pa] has specifically explained about eating and sleeping. Once you truly understand this, you would then realize meditation can indeed happen in all 24 hours, all 24 hours.