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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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38. The Master said, “Do you spend your time holding a hwadu? In examining the hwadu, it is appropriate to practice in the sequence of theoretical Sŏn, Tathāgata Sŏn, and patriarchal Sŏn. However, do not practice by examining just the hwadu all day long, as in meditation halls of the past. Instead, keep your hwadu always in mind, and examine it for a moment whenever your mind is clear and quiet. Then, just as a chick develops after a mother hen has brooded over her egg for a long, long time, your mind’s wisdom gate will open.”