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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice

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The Founding Master addressed the congregation at a meditation hall: “Novices to intensive Sŏn might find the regulated life somewhat stressful or restrictive. However, when their practice matures and their body and mind gradually adapt, there is no life more comfortable or enjoyable than this. When you are keeping your daily regimen, constantly assess your mind to see if you are living a regulated life with difficulty or comfort. People who are living a life of difficulty still have remaining karmic ties to this dusty world; for those living a life of comfort, the gate to the achievement of buddhahood is gradually opening.”