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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Twelve: The Way of Public-Spiritedness

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46. The Master said, “Buddhist sutras use the phrase ‘the purity of the three wheels,’ meaning that the three constituents of donor, recipient, and gift should all be empty for it to be an authentic donation. Therefore, one may make offerings of material goods, of children to live ordained lives, or of oneself in service of the Buddha’s work, but they become true offerings only when one does them with an empty mind; only those who make offerings in this manner will become ancestors of the true dharma lineage.”