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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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20. The Master said, “Because the minds of buddhas and bodhisattvas were consistent from beginning to end, they were able to become buddhas and bodhisattvas. But the minds of ordinary persons waver and retrogress from their initial aspirations in response to sensory conditions, and thus they fail to succeed. Hence, keep your initial and subsequent aspirations consistent by always maintaining a mind that takes pleasure in the Way and has concern for the public.”