the practitioner’s true wealth

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“Adverse conditions are a practitioner’s true wealth. 

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ancestor = Middle English: from Old French ancestre, from Latin antecessor, from antecedere, from ante ‘before’ + cedere ‘go’.

Zen Master Hongzhi:

Return to the Source and Serve the Ancestors

Those who produce descendants are called ancestors. Where the stream emerges is called the source. Continue reading