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

Part One: The Canon of Secular Life

Chapter Six: The Nation

1. On the Nation

In a nation, there are those who rule and those who are ruled, those who edify and those who are edified. According to how well those who rule and those who are ruled practice their respective Ways, a nation’s rise and fall will be decided; and according to how well those who edify and those who are edified practice their respective Ways, a nation’s prosperity and decline will be decided. Therefore, a nation’s leaders should first master “The Essential Dharmas for Preparation as Leaders” as elucidated in The Principal Book of Won-Buddhism,and put that Way into proper practice, so that there will be no impediments to the destiny of the nation or the future of the masses. Its citizens must also practice well the Way of the citizens in order that the nation may prosper and all its citizens enjoy happiness.