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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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27. The Master said to the departed spirit of Yu Hŏil (1882 1958), “It is difficult for humans to arouse a great initial aspiration when doing something in this world. It is also difficult to check our final thought well when completing our lifetime. If in each thing we do our initial thought is right, everything in our lives will be right. If our final thought is right when we complete our lives, our eternal future can also become right. If you come with a right thought and go with a right thought, then you will never hesitate in confusion on the road of coming and going but will return straight to the Buddha’s order. This was your everyday wish, oh departed spirit, as well as your future path and what we the congregation pray for together. Oh departed spirit, I urge you again: let your vow be set on becoming a buddha and delivering all sentient beings and let your mind find support in a single thought that is right and pure.”