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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Eight: Responses to Occasions

45

45. The Master presented these lines in literary Chinese to a student who returned to the householder’s life, “If you continue to recollect the Buddha and to practice,/ He will be close by even when a thousand leagues away. /If you turn your back on the Buddha and immerse yourself in the dust of this world,/ He will be be a thousand leagues away even when close by.”