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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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11. The Master said, “Water will not dry up if it is fed by a spring; a tree will not wither if its roots are deep. In the same way, one’s merit and happiness will be more abundant if the seeds of merit and virtue are planted in the functioning of the self-nature than if one just enjoyed merit and happiness in the present. Hence, constantly examine what is sprouting in your mind and endeavor to nurture good sprouts. The seeds and sprouts of merit and virtue are belief, public-spiritedness, and loving-kindness and compassion.”