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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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17. The Master said concerning the three great powers, "The power of cultivation of spirit can be measured by checking how often one`s mind is drawn to external things while one is at rest and whether one`s mind is drawn to things when one is in motion. The power of inquiry into facts and principles can be measured by evaluating one’s mastery of the principles of self-nature, depth of understanding of the scriptures, and ability to make correct judgments on facts and things. The power of heedful choice in karmic action can be measured by checking one`s daily diary to gauge one’s adherence to the precepts and by examining one`s ability to act in a timely manner according to circumstances."