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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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18. The Master said, “The life of the Buddha of the Past (Śākyamuni) was recorded in eight episodes, but the Founding Master’s life will be recorded in ten. The ten episodes in the life of the Founding Master are: 1) the episode of arousing doubt while looking at the sky, 2) the episode of praying on Sambatchae Mountain Pass, 3) the episode of ascetic practice while searching for a teacher, 4) the episode of entering samādhi along the river bank, 5) the episode of attaining great enlightenment at Norumok, 6) the episode of constructing a levee in Yŏngsan, 7) the episode of receiving dharma authentication through the blood seal, 8) the episode of elaborating the dharma at Pongnae Mountain, 9) the episode of transmitting the dharma in Sinyong Village, 10) the episode of entering nirvāṇa in the Kyemi year (1943).”