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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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10. The Master said, “Quite simply, there are two things we seek in this world: merit and wisdom. The world is a field of merit; the universe is a mass of Truth. Thus, we all possess the elements to attain merit and wisdom that are on a par with those of the Buddha, but we fail to attain them because we do not make every effort to seek them. If only we seek them hard enough, who can stop us from attaining them? However, if we fail to attain them no matter how hard we try, then this is because we are seeking them while deviating from Truth. What we want, we must first seek, but we must seek them in accordance with Truth.”