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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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23. The Master commented on the practice of mindfulness: “The practice of mindfulness means never letting go of suitable measures in your handling of everyday matters. It is a practice that involves applying suitable measures whether you are seeing, hearing, speaking, acting, or resting, so as to guard against distraction for even an instant (kṣaṇa) and to maintain the right state of mind. Therefore, in the general “Dharma of Daily Training,” the Founding Master instructed practitioners, according to their spiritual level, to perform the ‘bean-count’ method (of checking their state of mind), to examine both their mindfulness and unmindfulness, or to examine their diary entries. Though these methods might bear different names, they were all designed to help practitioners perform the same practice of mindfulness.