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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Nine: Attending to the Fundamentals

45

45. The Master said, “Sentient beings cling to worldly pleasures that are impermanent and ephemeral; hence, when their merit is finally exhausted, they retrogress. Buddhas and bodhisattvas, sages and saints, focus their minds on the transcendent bliss that is formless and immutable; hence, they enjoy ultimate bliss. Don’t be attached to temporary pleasures and prosperity, but enjoy the meritorious pleasures and glory of the Way and its power, which are judicious and everlasting.”