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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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14. The Master said, “One’s external appearance and academic affiliation make up one’s outer character; one’s internal conscience makes up one’s inner character. If we were to compare these to a tree, the external character is the branches and leaves and the inner character is the roots. The roots have to be well cultivated for the branches and leaves to be luxuriant and the fruit abundant.”