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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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19. The Master said to the students praying at the Wŏn-Buddhist Seminary, “Breaking a promise even to an individual will involve punishment for deceiving that person’s mind. You’ve consecrated a great vow before the divine spirits of heaven and earth to deliver sentient beings and heal the world; such a vow is indeed grave and enormous. You will not be able to avoid severe punishment if you break it halfway through. Bear this deeply in mind.”