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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

43

43. The Master said, “Just as there are three trials (at the district, appellate, and Supreme Court levels) in a court of law,there are three trials in the judgment of the dharma realm: the first trial is the judgment of conscience, the second is the judgment of the public, and the third the judgment of Truth. Through these three judgments, one receives the retributions one has accumulated without even the slightest miscalculation.This is the strictly impartial judgment of cause and effect, which is difficult to accomplish through trials in human courts.”