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법문5

법문5

대종사 대중에게 말씀하시기를 “사람이 도를 알고자 하는 것은 용처(用處)에 당하여 쓰고자 함이니, 만일 용처에 당하여 쓰지 못한다면 도리어 알지 못함과 같을지라 무슨 이익이 있으리요.” 하시고, 가지셨던 부채를 들어 보이시며 “이 부채를 가졌으나 더위를 당하여 쓸 줄을 모른다면 부채 있는 효력이 무엇이리요.” 하시니라.
– 대종경, 수행품 52장

The Founding Master addressed the congregation, “The reason people want to know the Way is to be able to apply it when needed. If you don’t know how to apply it in necessary situations, you might as well not know it at all. What benefit would there be?” He then held up the fan he was holding and said, “I may have this fan, but if I don’t know how to use it when it’s hot, what value will there be in having a fan?”
– Master Sotaesan

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