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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

38

38. The Master said, "There are six paths of progression. First is steadfastly progressing without thoughts of retrogression. Second is establishing an immovable faculty of faith amid the myriad favorable and adverse sensory conditions by possessing steadfast belief and dedication.Third is devoting ourselves to practice by keeping close those of superior virtue and respecting, revering, and trusting them. Fourth is always embracing and protecting those of inferior spiritual capacities and guiding them to surpass ourselves. Fifth is being uncomplacent regarding one’s practice and public service and continuing to exert oneself by always recognizing one’s inadequacies. Sixth is always being satisfied with what one acquires and uses and taking pleasure in giving to one’s poorer neighbors.”