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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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6. Kwŏn Tonghwa asked, “Do heaven and earth have wishes like those of people and do they feel pleased when we show them gratitude?” The Master replied, “The Way of heaven and earth is to maintain no-thought in their applications. However, if you examine heaven and earth’s responses, you will certainly understand their wishes. If we infer from our own preferences, we will be able to understand the preferences of heaven and earth. There are no sentient beings or insentient things that are not heaven and earth.”