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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

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3. The Master said, “Our aim in worshipping the Il-Won-Sang is to know for sure that one’s mind is the Buddha and one’s nature is the dharma; to believe that, because the sublime principle of cause and effect is extremely fair and extremely bright, it cannot be easily deceived or violated; to establish a pragmatic faith appropriate to the task at hand and proceed accordingly by understanding the content of the Fourfold Grace, which in fact presides over the cause and effect of transgression and blessings; and to possess a broad-minded faith that finds everywhere a buddha and in every act a buddha offering. This is the path for having faith in the truth as an actuality. Thus has the Founding Master enabled our faith (in Il-Won-Sang) to become the motive force for practicing the right dharma through our cultivation of self-power and our correct acceptance of other-power.”