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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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56. For the celebration of Yun Sŏgin’s sixtieth birthday, the Master delivered this dharma discourse, “There may be rain and dew in heaven and earth, but those who make use of rain and dew to farm receive a greater blessing. In the same way, there may be good dharmas in the world, but those who make good use of them receive a greater blessing. Hence, in celebrating one’s sixtieth birthday, if one does not spend the day in meaningless extravaganza, but, following our canon of propriety, establishes new dharmas in the world and makes new blessings, then one’s glory will be many times more than if one spent a great deal of money meaninglessly in this world. The offspring’s requital of parental grace will also be many times greater.”