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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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31. The Master said, “Just as frost and snow reveal the true constancy of pine and bamboo, so too the true value of practitioners is revealed through favorable or adverse conditions. It is by confronting the difficult barriers facing either individuals or the Order that the value of faith and the value of practice are more fully revealed. A nation trains soldiers so that they may be mustered in emergency situations; a sage engages in mind practice so that he may utilize that capability of mind when facing sensory conditions.”