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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Eight: Responses to Occasions

39

39. The Master said to Yi Sŏngsin, “If the capacity of your mind is vast and grand, all sensory conditions become tranquil on their own; this is the path to paradise. If the capacity of your mind is narrow and small, all sensory conditions threaten you from the four directions; this is the path to the sea of suffering. Suffering and happiness depend entirely on your perspective.” Then, the Master wrote these lines in literary Chinese, “If you cultivate the Way and its power with utmost sincerity,/ A level path ahead will then open.”