The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


The Founding Master would occasionally listen to traditional Korean music with his disciples. When he was listening to such Korean classical operas as the stories of Ch’unhyang, Simch’ŏng, and Hŭngbu, he always praised their virtues of fidelity, filial piety, and brotherly love, and often emphasized the importance of constancy and social harmony in a life of public service. The Founding Master said, “Though the expression of loyalty, fidelity, filial piety, and brotherly love may vary according to the era, their spirit will live on without change in all ages.”