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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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17. At the memorial service for Pak Ch’anggi (1917-1950), the Master delivered a dharma discourse: “Although it is difficult for a person to make the right start as a youngster, he gladly gave up dazzling city life and grew up undisturbed under the dharma guidance of our Founding Master. Although it is difficult to curb extravagance while living in an affluent household, he refused new clothes and shoes and contributed to the public enterprise. Although it is difficult to do the right thing in the face of danger, he left this world by risking his own life in order to protect a comrade. Hence, I believe his spirit’s path ahead will be filled with wisdom and merit. To regard all things as one’s natural karma, to solidify further one’s vows, and to abide in the numinous awareness that is free from darkness, beyond all grudges and antagonisms—this alone is the true path to deliverance.”