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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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27. The Master said, “What does not exist is greater than what does exist; no-thought is greater than thought. Generally, this is because being has boundaries, but nonbeing has no boundaries. For merit involving thought, an incomplete blessing is bestowed; for merit involving no-thought, an uncontaminated (anāsrava) blessing is bestowed. As an ancient said, ‘The virtue of Heaven has neither sound nor smell.’” The Master said again, “One who makes use of virtues that are free from traces is a person who uses virtues like those of Heaven and he can easily govern the ten directions. Do not try to obtain only human blessings, but make and receive the blessings of Heaven; do not try to become a teacher only of human beings, but become a teacher of the triple world.”