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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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16. Every year, in the third lunar month, the Master celebrated the Founding Master’s Great Enlightenment and the Beginning of the Order: “Today, the twenty-sixth day of the third lunar month, is the holy anniversary day on which the Founding Master attained great enlightenment and started this new order. Our Founding Master, who was a new Buddha for this new world, with the great vow that he made over an eternity of kalpas to deliver all sentient beings, appeared in this world at this crisis point caused by the demise of morality. He had extraordinary thoughts ever since his early youth; in order to awaken to the great truth of the universe, he aroused great doubt on his own, cultivated ascetic practices on his own, and attained great enlightenment on his own. Afterwards, with this great aim of delivering sentient beings and healing the world, he beat the great dharma drum and turned the great dharma wheel; and, in order to harmonize all the Ways that had hitherto been set apart from each other and all the dharmas that had each been differentiated from the other, he prominently made manifest the Il-Won-Sang, the Dharmakāya Buddha, which is the origin of all things in the universe and the unified body of myriad human affairs and universal principles; elucidated the consummate practice path of Cultivation, Inquiry, and Choice, and, through the great principles of the Fourfold Grace and the Four Essentials, enabled the full integration of the moral principles of all sentient beings in the worlds of the ten directions.”