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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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58. The Master said, “There are two types of significant affinities: blood affinities and dharma affinities. Blood affinities refer to the family of blood relatives, dharma affinities to the family formed through the dharma. Although both blood and dharma affinities are significant, dharma affinities are more significant from the perspective of eternal life.” He continued, “Only those friends who practice together will remain friends for an eternity of kalpas; affinities formed merely on the basis of temporary enterprises or worldly considerations will easily disintegrate.”