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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

44

44. The Master said, “In the world, it sometimes happens that a good person lives poorly and a bad person lives well. This is because, even if a person is good in the present life, if unwholesome karma remains from one’s past lives, then one has to receive its unwholesome retributions. In the same way, even if a person is bad in the present life, if wholesome karma remains from one’s past lives, one will receive wholesome retributions accordingly. Hence, do not jump to conclusions about the affairs of the world by observing only what is right in front of your eyes.”