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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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27. The Master continued, “My fellow practitioners of the Way! By understanding well that there is a practice of no-thought within mindfulness and a practice of mindfulness within no-thought, you will not neglect to be mindful when you ought to be mindful or to maintain no-thought when you ought to maintain no-thought, so that you may be gratified by the authentic merit of both mindfulness and no-thought. If you do not understand the paths of mindfulness and no-thought, then you may insist on no-thought when you ought to be mindful and on mindfulness when you ought to maintain no-thought, thus having both mindfulness and no-thought create transgressive karma and becoming submerged in the endless sea of suffering. How could this not but be pitiable! Practitioners must be extremely cautious about this issue.”