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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Ten: Being Assiduous and Sincere

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4. The Master continued, “Furthermore, once you have gained some ability with regard to this mind practice, you will be able to control all things in the universe and utilize correctly fame, wealth, and all types of learning. External splendors that are based on the true power of mind practice are like water flowing from its fount and shadows cast by real bodies: that water and those shadows become real themselves. Look! From ancient times to the present, is there anyone who has ever been able to damage the reputation of the buddhas and bodhisattvas, sages and saints, taken away their authority, or been averse to their splendor? The more time passes, the more resplendent their reputation becomes; the more people are awakened, the greater their authority grows; and thus they come to accomplish great desires by abiding in a realm that is free from desires. Therefore, by cultivating well this realm that is free from desires and fostering an ability that is free from forms, I hope that each of you will become a great worker in accomplishing our Founding Master’s public enterprise of the Great Opening of spirit.”