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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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37. A student asked, “Do progression and regression depend only on one’s spiritual practice?” The Master said, “Progression and regression occur as a result of both natural processes and human ability. Those that result from natural processes occur automatically according to the cycle of heaven and earth. Those that result from human ability occur through individual karmic causes in accordance with one’s cultivation of the Way and one’s conduct.”