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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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34. The Master said, “The Founding Master succinctly elucidated the essential Way of attaining wisdom and merit by quoting a verse from an ancient scripture: ‘Not departing from the self-nature is the greatest of practices; keeping no-thought in one’s responses is the greatest of merits.’” He also said, “Meritorious action that is attached to signs can easily become a source of transgression and harm. All people raise children, but it becomes a great beneficence because parents retain no sign of it. Likewise, the greatest merit of all comes from making merit without any attachment to signs.”