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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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23. One day after finishing an apricot, the Master said to Pak Chŏnghun, “Do not throw away this fruit stone but plant it somewhere around the practice site. A mind that enjoys planting trees is a virtuous mind.” Then, he said, “Even though you may not see it bear fruit in your lifetime, you will be planting seeds of virtue for posterity. This is a person of the Way’s state of mind, which has ample room for advancement. So, enjoy planting trees.”