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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Two: The Way of Propriety

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21. Upon compiling the Canon of Propriety, the master composed in literary Chinesse the “Numinous Incantation” (Yŏngju):

Ch’ŏnji yŏnggi asimjŏng
mansa yŏŭi asimt’ong
Ch’ŏnji yŏ a tongilch’e
a yŏ Ch’ŏnji tongsimjŏng


In translation, it means:

The numinous energy of Heaven and Earth settles my mind,
All things turn out as I wish, fusing with my mind;
Heaven and Earth and I are the same one essence,
I and Heaven and Earth, being the same one mind, are equally right.


Later, he composed in literary Chinese the “Incantation of Clarity” (Ch’ŏngjŏngju):

pŏpsin ch’ŏngjŏng pon muae
a tŭk hoegwang yŏkpuyŏ
T’aehwawŏn’gi sŏngiltan
sama akch’wi chasomyŏl


In translation, it means:

The Dharmakāya is pure and clear, and originally free of obstructions,
Tracing back its radiance, we also become just like this;
The primordial pneuma of Grand Harmony (T’aehwa) congeals into a single mass,
Evil māras and baleful destinies vanish naturally on their own.