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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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21. A student asked, “When I practice to eliminate the five desires, the three poisons, attachment, and signs, what if I use mindfulness to eliminate them separately category by category?” The Master said, “There is nothing wrong with doing that, but as you encounter sensory conditions, observe the thoughts that arise, and as you witness the sprouting of unwholesome thoughts, nip them in the bud right then and there; if you keep doing so, various perverted states of mind will naturally cease to arise.”