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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Fourteen: Birth and Death

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7. The Master asked, “What would serve as the base capital to prevent a person from falling into baleful destinies?” Cho Chŏn’gwŏn replied, “Firm faith, understanding the dharma, and a mind that does not become enticed by suffering and happiness or hatred and love may all serve as important base capital.” The Master asked, “Is there anything to add to that?” Yi Tongjinhwa replied, “One must attain self-awakening.” The Master asked, “Anything else?” An attendant replied, “The power of one’s vow and one-pointedness of mind would also be important base capital.” The Master said, “All three of your answers are correct.”