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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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11. The Master said, “There are various depths to the faculty of faith. Without any core values of one’s own and inveigled by various doctrines and other people’s views and contentions, one will waver hither and thither and will come to ruin by acting as one pleases; this is a faculty of faith that is like blowing leaves. With faith established in the right dharma, one will not be swayed by minor sensory conditions, and even though swayed by major sensory conditions, one still will not regress; this is a faculty of faith like a tree’s roots. With profound faith, one will not be swayed at all, however adverse or difficult the sensory conditions, and will always be guided by conscience in one’s conduct, thus not falling into transgression and suffering; this is a faculty of faith that is like Mount Tai.”