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

Part One: The Canon of Secular Life

Chapter Nine: Nirvāṇa

2. The Way of Nirvāṇa

Regarding the Way of nirvāṇa, the Founding Master provided detailed instructions on how close relatives should send off the spirit at the time a person enters nirvāṇa, as well as how the person whose spirit is about to depart should prepare for death. (See The Scripture of the Founding Master, Chapter Nine, “Sending on Spirits in Transition,” 2 & 3.) These instructions should be assiduously carried out. During one’s final moments, one should make a great vow even more resolutely to achieve buddhahood and deliver all sentient beings and depart with pure and clear one-pointedness. These instructions—to make the vow to become a buddha and deliver sentient beings and to return to and rely on pure and clear one-pointedness—is the main principle of the Way of nirvāṇa.