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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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27. A dormitory superintendent reported to the Master, “What should I do about a student who will not listen, no matter how much I try to guide him?” The Master said, “A counselor who tries to force the student to submit to his own temperament will not succeed. Your edification will succeed if you guide him slowly and by proper steps after first observing the student’s spiritual capacity and temperament and clearly understanding his aptitude and desires.”