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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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40. The Master said, “The Way of the alternating predominance of yin and yang is precisely the principle of cause and effect. Being in accord with this Way produces the cause and effect of mutual lifegiving; being in disaccord with it produces the cause and effect of mutual harm. Sages, by understanding this principle of cause and effect, live their lives in accordance with the Way of mutual lifegiving; sentient beings, by not understanding this principle, become enticed by greed, fame, and worldly advantages and produce transgressive karma in accordance with the Way of mutual harm. Hence, there is no end to their transgressions and suffering.”