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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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18. The Master said, “When autumn falls over the land, the vegetation drops all its leaves; but when spring comes, it again becomes thick with foliage. All this is due to the operations of an immaterial and ungraspable pneuma. The fact that we are unable to avoid birth, old age, sickness, and death is also due to this immaterial force. The fact that the universe passes through formation, subsistence, decay, and dissolution also represents changes through transformations deriving from the operation of this force. That which presides over things that have form is this immaterial force.”