새 날, 새 마음

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새 해의 새로움은 날에 있는 것이 아니요, 우리의 마음에 있는 것이며
따라서 새로운 마음으로 공부와 사업에 더욱 정진하는 것이 새 해를 맞는 참 뜻이라, 그러므로, 새 마음을 챙기면 늘 새 날이요 새 해며, 이 마음을 챙기지 못하면 비록 새 해가 와도 참다운 새 해를 맞이하지 못하나니라.
– 정산종사 법어, 권도편 27장

 

The newness of the New Year is not in the day but in our mind. Hence, the true meaning of greeting the New Year lies in exerting ourselves with a fresh new mind in our religious practice and public service. If therefore we take care of our new mind, then everyday is a new day and a New Year’s Day; if we fail to take care of our new mind, we will not truly greet the New year even though a New year has arrived.
– Master Chongsan

 

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