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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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33. The Master said to a student, “It is said that to attain great wisdom, one must enter into great absorption. However, at Wŏlmyŏng Hermitage, when I was cultivating the practice of absorption only in a state of no-mind, the Founding Master strongly cautioned me that I was becoming ignorant of human affairs. You will achieve a well-rounded practice only by cultivating the practices of both letting go and taking hold of the mind, so that you are free to let go and take hold as easily as inhaling and exhaling.”