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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Seven: Exhortations to Practice of the Way

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10. The Master said, “The Founding Master said, ‘It is difficult to deliver a person who is either too foolish or too superficially clever, but if one had to choose, the foolish one is better than the clever one.’ A person should be truly clever and, through a single word of the master, grasp his meaning to fully establish his faith; but if that is not possible, then, like a fool, one should proceed along a single path. A superficially clever person cannot establish a firmly rooted faith, and cannot easily be delivered.”