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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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18. At a collective memorial service for members who lost their lives during the Korean War, the Master delivered a dharma discourse with these mottos: “If a single thought is pure and clear, one’s past karma will dissolve on its own. If there is mutual life-giving and mutual harmony, myriad merits will flourish.” He then said, “With one billowing of wind and waves, all the water in the four seas becomes unsettled; as it subsides, all under heaven becomes calm. Our minds are also like this. If a single thought is unsettled, all karma follows suit; if a single thought is calm, all directions in the world will transform into the future world of the buddha so that all sentient beings will rejoice together in that buddha world. Departed spirits! By understanding the true buddha world where there are no resentments or squabbles, may you enjoy the true paradise of Utmost Bliss for ever and ever.”