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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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14. The Master said, “Pneuma subsumes numinous awareness; numinous awareness subsumes pneuma. Pneuma, then, is numinous awareness and numinous awareness is pneuma. All those things that are either formed or formless, either animal or vegetable, either ambulatory or flying, are operations of pneuma and manifestations of numinosity. The ‘great nature’ (taesŏng) is that realm where numinosity and pneuma are unified and nondual.” He then wrote this down in literary Chinese.