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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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39. The Master said, “In practicing Inquiry into Human Affairs and Universal Principles, there are three essentials. First is to see rightly, second is to understand rightly, and third is to awaken rightly. Of these three, right awakening is the ultimate. The true realm of right awakening is as follows. Internally, you cannot discard it though you may try; you cannot forget it though you may try; and you cannot hide it though you may try. Externally, fortune and misfortune are perforce unable to affect you; favorable or adverse conditions are perforce unable to tempt your mind; and a hundred sublime things are perforce unable to entice your thoughts.”