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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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5. The Master said, “Although it is easy for a person to make a passing name for oneself, it is difficult to prove oneself over time. Although it is easy to learn the names and characteristics of nominal things, it is difficult to comprehend their authentic truth. Although it is easy to perform a wholesome act that gains recognition at the moment, it is difficult to cultivate the fundamental roots of goodness. Names and characteristics are like shadows; only on the foundation of authentic reality will there be true gains and true fame.”