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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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29. On his sickbed, the Master composed a verse in literary Chinese that said:
The void and calm, numinous awareness is our self–nature,
Before and after, left and right are originally calm and untrammeled.
He continued with another verse,
At the very center of our self-nature, the myriad dharmas are primordially equal,
Since originally there is no coming or going, how could there be suffering or happiness?