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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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28. The Master said, “The occupations of people’s physical lives are primarily those of scholar, farmer, artisan, and merchant. In the life of the spirit, too, there are these same four occupations. Scholars of the Way, who study and teach the Way and its power, are the best of scholars. Farming of human beings, which raises human potential, is the best of all farming. Artisanship that reshapes the mind is the best of all artisanship. In commerce, the commerce of the dharma, which espouses the right dharma and disseminates it in the world, is the best commerce.”