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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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15. When Yi Myŏnghun was gravely ill, the Master composed a verse in literary Chinese for her:

By paying off past karma, the days to come will be pure and clear,
Death and birth are a single suchness, without either interruptions or breaks,
Your affinities with the Buddha are deep and firm; you have no anxieties about anything.
The treasures of eternal life are faith and vows.
Through repentance by principle and repentance by action, the practice site will be pure and clear.