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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Eight: Responses to Occasions

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2. The Master said, “The Founding Master, too, said, ‘Just as a field prone to weeds requires more of a farmer’s labor, so too does a fickle practitioner require more effort to be taught.’ This is not because the teacher is partial toward such a student, but because that student could well go astray if more effort is not made on his or her behalf. Hence, a practitioner should not seek for the teacher’s special love, but should instead treat the teacher with composure, only making sure that there is loyalty and affection in their relationship.”