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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Fifteen: Entrustments

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13. The Master said, “The correct continuation of the Buddha’s dharma lineage is what defines the lifespan of the dharma. Teachers must cultivate well the disciples who will succeed them generation after generation, and disciples must correctly inherit the lineage of that original guidance generation after generation, in order for the lifespan of the dharma to be infinite. For us, inheriting wholly the spirit of our Founding Master is correctly inheriting the lifespan of his dharma. In order to inherit the life of the dharma that has existed to date, you must receive it perfectly and transmit it perfectly; then, you will become a great ancestor of the dharma lineage. The lifespan of our Order’s dharma exactly coincides with the lifespan of the wisdom of this great Way of Il-Won.”