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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 5

The Buddha said: “If a person commits multiple transgressions without repenting and quickly controlling his mind, wrongdoing will overwhelm him: it is like the sea, which becomes gradually deeper and wider as streams flow into it. If a person commits a evil but is aware of his fault and corrects that evil and practices the good, that evil will vanish day after day and subsequently he will attain the way.”