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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature

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One day, Sŏn master Hangmyŏng sent a verse that read:
Ah, the highest summit of a mountain pierces the sky!
Water returning to the sea will billow into waves.
Not knowing where to turn back,
You built a home at that rocky place [Sŏktu Hermitage].
The Founding Master responded with the following verse:
The summit rises sharply in natural innocence,
On the great sea billow waves of innocence.
As one knows again where to turn back,
The home at that rocky place will be revealed on the heights.