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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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36. The Master said, “There are three ways of reading sūtras. First is to read the written records of the saints and sages of old in order to illuminate through them your own knowledge and vision. Second is to observe everyone’s wholesome and unwholesome deeds and make those your own teachers and reflecting mirrors. Third is to discover the instruction of Truth in each and every one of the events and things you encounter. A sagacious person reads sūtras in all three of these ways, so that every step and everything is a great sacred scripture.”