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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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9. The Master said, “Ever since I was eight or nine years old, my mind was painfully troubled from the yearning I had to escape from the ordinary human path and to live with a complete knowledge of everything; sometimes I entreated Heaven, and thus spent nine years wandering here and there. But from the day I had the good fortune to meet the Founding Master, all my suffering completely vanished. My only worries since then were that, on account of being enticed by even a modicum of selfish motives, the functioning of my mind might not be like empty space or that the Three Great Powers would be deficient in me and my public-spiritedness might not be as wide-ranging as it should. I did not feel the slightest attraction or envy for things like scholarship, scientific expertise, or fame and profit.”