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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

47

47. The Master said, “Human beings accumulate through their body, speech, and mind all kinds of transgressions and blessings. Sages give pride of place to the formless mind, but ordinary people are fearful of what only materializes directly in front of them. However, the numinous and bright dharma realm of empty space clearly responds to everything that appears even within the formless mind. Hence, not only must we be prudent in our physical actions and speech, but in even greater fear of mental transgressions, we must always be cautious of our thoughts before they manifest in action.”