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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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43. The Master said, “The wise person’s method of practice involves assessing one’s own capacities, initially avoiding certain sensory conditions unless one can readily bear them, and facing them after one has developed sufficient capacities. Pressing oneself to overcome a harsh condition without adequate preparations will just torment one’s mind and body to no effect.”