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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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7. The Master said, “A lesser person’s wholesome acts are easily ignored while his unwholesome acts are easily noticed. It is like something filthy that is nicely wrapped in silk: there is no hiding its stench. A superior person’s faults are easily ignored while his wholesome acts are readily noticed. It is like gold and jade wrapped in a rag: their value remains the same. Therefore, a virtuous person does not spend his energy on external affectations but scrupulously practices inner cultivation, always making every effort to foster one’s true abilities.”