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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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55. For the celebration of Im Ch’ilbohwa’s sixtieth birthday, the Master sent this dharma saying, “In the secular world, gold, silver, crystal, amber, pearls, lapis lazuli, and agate are called the seven jewels; in an Order that cultivates the Way, we take the seven mental qualities of belief, zeal, questioning, dedication, stability, studiousness, and decisiveness as our seven jewels. I pray that you, my fellow practitioner, will take these seven mental jewels as your foundation throughout the three time-periods and acquire all the wisdom and blessings of eternal life.”