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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice

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While climbing with Yi Ch’unp’ung over a steep mountain pass behind Ch’ŏngnyŏn hermitage, the Founding Master said, “Climbing a steep pass naturally enhances my practice in one-pointedness of mind. Consequently, you rarely stumble on a steep trail but are actually more prone to stumble on a level trail. So, too, you are more prone to make mistakes on an easy task than a difficult one. A practitioner who maintains consistent standards on either steep or level trails, or on easy or difficult tasks, will achieve the single-practice samādhi.”