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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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20. The Master said, “The practice of the Three Great Powers involves both accumulation and utilization. The practice of accumulation refers to the practice of amassing internally the Three Great Powers when we are at rest; the practice of utilization refers to the application of the Three Great Powers when we are in action. Even though you may have performed the practice of accumulating the Three Great Powers, if you are unable to put them to use, then you are like a tree that grew in the shade and thus has no vitality. The practice of utilization, too, will lack vitality, like a tree with weak roots, unless you also engage in the practice of accumulation. Therefore, by always practicing in tandem accumulation and utilization, you will perfect the Three Great Powers, where their essence and functions are both complete, and action and rest derive mutually from one other.”