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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Three: On Korea’s National Prospects

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1. One day during the twenty-ninth year of the Wŏn-Buddhist Era, tenth month (November, 1944), Cardinal Master Chŏngsan wrote down in literary Chinese a stanza from an ancient poem, and said, “These are the future prospects of our nation and our Order. The passage translates as follows:
Mount Ji, when the fog has lifted, appears luxuriant and lofty,
The River Jing, even when the wind has stopped, is naturally still rippled.
Lament not that spring has passed and the flowery things have all faded,
Farther down the stream, there will be another season for harvesting the lotus’s seeds.