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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part One: The Canon of Secular Life

Chapter Four: Religious Faith

1. On Religious Faith

Religious faith is the crucial factor in providing a foundation for spiritual life. For human beings to pursue their life in this world, they must have true faith so that their minds will be in tranquility and at peace amid all favorable and adverse sensory conditions or suffering and happiness; and with the strength of a firmly grounded mind, they will not only accomplish great practice and great enterprises, but will take that faith as the compass pointing toward the eternal world. Therefore, religious faith also must involve the Way, and only by maintaining a faith that is based on the Way will it be a sound faith, effective faith, and eternal faith.