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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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4. The Master said, “The aim of the practice of Il-Won is to practice just as it is the truth of Il-Won. The method involves first to study the understanding of human affairs and universal principles without stopping at the branches and leaves, fully realizing the fundamental principles of our self-nature and all aspects of the great Way of Il-Won. Even so, we do not mean to stop at mere understanding, but to keep well the original nature by counter-illuminating and tracing back the radiance; nor do we mean to stop only at mere absorption, but also to apply well the Way of Il-Won when encountering the myriads of things. This Threefold Study is the dharma that involves cultivating simultaneously the essence and function of Il-Won.”