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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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24. Kim Inch’ŏl asked, “Is it a good policy to confront and combat to the end a difficult and perverse sensory condition?” The Master said, “Treat it as you would when an ignorant and violent person comes to you and tries to provoke a quarrel, in which case you would quietly defuse the situation and then gently admonish the person later. There will always be crises along the road of practice. It is a good policy to look for a way around those crises, rather than always to get across by force.”