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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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10. The Master said, “Our natures are originally pure and clear, but, in accordance with sensory conditions, a response in congruence with the nature produces what is wholesome, and one in discordance with it produces what is unwholesome. This is the point of divergence between wholesome and unwholesome. A correct response produces right, a distorted one produces wrong. This is the point of divergence between right and wrong. If the nature is concealed, we become benighted; if the truth appears, we become brilliant. This is the point of divergence between wisdom and foolishness.”