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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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25. The Master proclaimed to the departed spirit of Song Ch’anghŏ (Chinsan; 1896 1961), “It is said,
One thought of right-mindedness is a bodhimaṇḍa,
It is better than building seven-jeweled stūpas as numerous as the sands of the Ganges.
Those bejeweled stūpas will ultimately be reduced to dust,
But one thought of right-mindedness produces right enlightenment.
Hence, dear departed spirit Chinsan! With this one thought of purity, please do not forget your grand vow throughout all eternity.”