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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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26. A student asked, “In general, how should I regulate my mind?” The Master said, “As a general rule, leave wholesome thoughts as they are and eliminate just the perverted thoughts. Occasionally, though, you should also make opportunities to extinguish all thoughts, whether wholesome or perverted.” He asked again, “During seated meditation, when I suddenly remember a wholesome act that I failed to attend to in ordinary hours, how should I handle it?” The Master replied, “Make a mental note of it and immediately set it aside; then, after seated meditation is over, get back to it and take care of it.”