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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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43. The Master said, “A day’s pay is received immediately, but a year’s farming is only harvested in the fall. In the same way, a great benefit is gained late and great practice takes a long time to mature. Do not become anxious after making a little merit because you do not immediately receive your due reward; instead, continue to make more merit. Do not relax after committing a transgression because you do not immediately receive your due punishment; instead, repent and rectify your ways at once. When the limits are fully reached, what is supposed to return will all return. Hence, steadily accumulate merit without being negligent.”