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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter One: His Affinities with the Founding Master

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7. While Cardlnal Master Chŏngsan was roaming around Chŏlla Province, single-mindedly seeking the Way, he met Kim Haeun of Hwahae Village in Chŏngŭp County. With great joy, she invited Chŏngsan to her home and attended upon him with great respect and solicitude; finally, she also welcomed the Founding Master into her home. Later, a student asked the Master, “We have heard that, before you met the Founding Master in Hwahae Village, you often performed miracles. From what type of spiritual practice did they result?” Chŏngsan replied, “Because I did not understand the Way at that time, idle phenomena appeared; or, sometimes, without my being aware of it, strange traces manifested themselves.”