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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter One: His Affinities with the Founding Master

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15. Every year in June, the Master addressed the sacred spirit of the Founding Master: “As a rule, because there is morality in the world, the human spirit may be cultivated; because there is the Buddha, morality may be elucidated; and because there is an order of his adherents, the Buddha’s radiance may extend widely. The Buddha’s radiance is a lamp for the world and the spiritual life of sentient beings. Alas! Three-thousand years have already passed since the assembly on Vulture Peak and it has also been a long time since the traces of the sages have vanished everywhere in both East and West, so that true edification was unable to be carried out and the right dharma could not stand. At this crisis point, the Founding Master rekindled the fading sun of the Buddha and turned again the dharma-wheel that was about to come to a stop. Hence, we anticipate that, in the future, as the fortunes of this Way long prosper through an infinity of kalpas and your doctrines spread widely, the whole world will turn into the Il-Won’s Buddha-land of Utmost Bliss and sentient beings will all become true sages.”