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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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10. A student said to the Master, “I understand that our Order is considering instituting a new system allowing married couples to become ordained devotees. In my humble opinion, it might not be appropriate for life inside a sacred practice site.” The Master replied, “The dharma of the coming world should be one without limitations. In order to embrace many sentient beings and widely bestow on them the Buddha’s grace, we must try to provide a path whereby husband and wife can participate together in religious propagation, as they may wish.”