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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Six: Exposition of Scriptures

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1. Cardinal Master Chŏngsan said, “The Principal Book of Won-Buddhism is the foundational scripture, which presents the fundamental principles of the doctrine. The Scripture of the Founding Master is the comprehensive scripture, which, through that doctrine, enables full mastery of myriad dharmas. These two complementary scriptures will be the basic scriptures of our Order for ten-thousand generations to come.” The attendant Yi Kongjŏn asked, “What is the core tenet of the other texts, such as the Canon of Propriety?” The Master replied, “The core tenet of the Canon of Propriety is reverence; that of Sacred Hymns, harmony; that of The Canon of Secular Life, rightness.”