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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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44. The Master said, “A dayfly only sees a day; a mantis only sees a month. Hence, a dayfly is as ignorant of a month as a mantis is of a year. Ordinary people see only a single lifetime; hence, they are ignorant of eternal life. However, because buddhas and bodhisattvas can see eternal life, they make extremely long-term plans and exert themselves on those matters that are most fundamental.”