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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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34. The Master said, “In practice, it is most important to have a sense of the general principles. In reading scriptures, too, if you read them inattentively without having a sense of the general principles, then even though you read several hundred volumes you will gain nothing from it, as if the books and yourself had nothing to do with each other. Also, practice does not only involve reading or studying texts; if you just keep a sense of the general principles, whether you are in action or rest, all of you will reap the true fruition of practice.”