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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Two: The Way of Propriety

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17. The Master said, “Severing the ties between closest blood relations through wicked speech is in fact a great transgression that damages fundamental human order. Furthermore, whether intentionally or unintentionally, if someone thoughtlessly relays unpleasant words from one person to another, causing resentment and enmity, his transgression will be enormous indeed. Whether it is for expediency or for the truth, do your best to relay good words between people, in order to help them resolve any existing resentments or grudges, and encourage them always to aspire to do what is right and support them to proceed with good deeds—that will be the true propriety and wholesome merit that enhance the spirit of human beings.”