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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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50. The Master said, “Everyone understands that a person who borrows money at double the interest rate in order to yield only one percent profit is foolish, but few understand that a person who appropriates public funds to help one’s own family is even more foolish. Many understand that the goal of farming is to gain many bushels of grain from a certain amount of seed, but few understand the principle of cause and effect wherein great blessings will be returned many tens of times over to people who make even a small amount of merit on behalf of the public at large. How, then, can we say that people truly understand profit and loss?”