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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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13. At the opening ceremony of a Sŏn retreat, the Master gave this dharma talk, “There is a saying, ‘Only when one takes good care of the Buddha in one’s own temple will others do the same.’ Thus, you must discover the buddha within yourself and sincerely make buddha offerings to it. A buddha offering may be made either to oneself or to an object, but it is best if these two proceed in tandem. As to which is primary and which secondary, a buddha offering made to oneself is fundamental. Engaging first in one’s own mind practice is what is meant by learning the right formula for buddha-offerings.”