• The Work Begins and Ends at Hyung-yul’s House
  • One day, Sahng-jeh-nim said to Hyung-yul, “Buy a cow head and steam some rice cake.” When the food was laid out under the persimmon tree at Hyung-yul’s house, Sahng-jeh-nim called the spirit Mahn Su and sang the “Sung-ju Song”:
  • Pine seeds received from Jeh-bee Hall
    in Ahn-dohng, Gyung-sahng Province,
    were thrown upon small and large fields.
  • Exposed to dewdrops in the night and sunshine in the day,
    the seeds have grown to become
    chung-jahng trees and hwahng-jahng trees,
    great pines with expansive branches.
  • Those trees become the beams of the Peace Palace.
    Hail Mahn Su, hail great spirit.
  • Please come down to this place.
    Here the beginning will arise; here the ending will finish.
  • After singing this, Sahng-jeh-nim, looking toward Geum-sahn Temple, said, “Should I make this place here the main house or a minor house?” He then buried the cow head.

  • (JSD Dojeon 3,9)

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