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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Nine: Attending to the Fundamentals

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3. The Master said, “In all things, you should prepare beforehand by knowing the roots and branches, and what comes first and what later. Do not be entangled in immediate gains and losses, but attend to matters that are fundamental from the perspective of all eternity. Ordinary people may live their entire lives, but ultimately they stop at taking care of their physical bodies and don’t know how to take care of their spirit, which is fundamental. How exasperating it is!”