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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

35

35. The Master said, “Because one does not understand the principle that being and nonbeing are nondual, one gets trapped when encountering suffering and attached when encountering pleasure, so that for a long time one has been unable to escape from suffering. In the same way, one gets trapped when encountering poverty and inferiority and attached when encountering wealth, so that one invites long-lasting poverty and inferiority. Only by not forsaking the mental state of nonbeing while abiding in being and not forsaking the mental state of being while abiding in nonbeing will one manage to become a great person of the Way who transcends both being and nonbeing and thereby employs at will both suffering and pleasure, misfortune and blessing.”