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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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21. The Master said, “We practitioners face several barriers along the road from the realm of sentient beings to the world of the buddhas. First is when our knowledge and perspective gradually begin to take shape. Second is when our reputation begins to grow. Third is when we begin to be accorded greater respect. Fourth is when we begin to accrue material possessions. Fifth is when we begin to enjoy certain prerogatives. By foreseeing these barriers and not allowing ourselves to be obstructed by them, we will accomplish great practice.”