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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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23. The Master said, “If you wish to become a celebrated calligrapher, you must first master the brush strokes of a distinguished calligrapher and then develop your own calligraphic powers. In the same way, if you wish to attain buddhahood, you must first model yourself wholeheartedly on the mind-dharma of the buddhas and nurture well the buddha-mind every hour of every day. By taking the Founding Master’s mind-dharma as our great model and steadily putting it into practice according to the teachings of the Principal Book of Won-Buddhism, we must become disciples who have received the complete transmission of the Founding Master’s dharma lineage.”