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

Part One: The Canon of Secular Life

Chapter Five: Society

4. The Way of the Strong and the Weak

In a society, there are also the various distinctions between poor and wealthy, noble and simple; high and low, first and last; learned and ignorant, wise and foolish. Summing up, we may refer to them all as the distinction between the strong and the weak. If, without a proper Way governing relations between the strong and the weak, they each proceed only with oppression and confrontation, then both will suffer calamities. However, if there is a Way for each of them and they proceed along a path of cooperation and evolution, society will experience peace and prosperity. Therefore, the strong and the weak must practice thoroughly “The Essential Dharmas regarding How the Strong and the Weak May Evolve,” as elucidated in The Principal Book of Won-Buddhism, and ceaselessly exert their efforts until the strong and the weak both evolve into a single, eternal “strong.”