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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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46. The Master said, “A day is lucky and auspicious not because of the day’s fortune but because of each person’s mind and conduct. An especially lucky day is one in which you meet a real mentor, establish a resolute mind on the true dharma, and awaken to the principle of the self-nature. An ordinary lucky day is one in which you keep the precepts well, guard against selfishness, endure disgrace and find serenity, repent from previous transgressions while not making any new ones, accumulate merit by benefiting others, and repay old debts by overcoming incidental suffering.”