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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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13. The Master said, “Human ailments in such peripheral areas as the eyes, ears, or limbs are not immediately life-threatening, but ailments that occur internally, especially a heart attack, can cause instant loss of life. Likewise, in the ailments of the mind, minor faults that are involuntarily displayed out of habit are not critical symptoms. If, however, one deceives one’s own inner heart, especially committing unconscionable acts without regret and thereby paralyzing one’s conscience, then one’s character will be ruined.”