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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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57. The Master wrote a letter to Kim Hyŏn’gwan, “When people produce wholesome or unwholesome karma, sentient beings do so for reputation, power and privilege, and a desire for personal gain; buddhas and bodhisattvas, however, do so out of belief, duty, and compassion. Therefore, reputation, power and privilege, and benefit return to buddhas and bodhisattvas, but sentient beings wander about in pursuit of futile reputation, power and privilege, and personal gain.”