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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part One: The Canon of Secular Life

Chapter Five: Society

1. On Society

A society is formed when people gather together. Whether it is a group of several people, a nation or the world, these all constitute large and small societies. In any society, there are distinctions between men and women, old and young, as well as differences between strong and weak, wise and foolish. Furthermore, according to these various relationships, different types of organizations and ranks are formed. If each sector within these relationships possesses the Way appropriate to it, that society will enjoy peace and prosperity; if not, antagonism and quarrels will never cease in that society.