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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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6. The Master continued, “The second thing regarding the spirit of founding a state is the establishment of self-power. While we must be profoundly thankful to the Allied Powers who presented us with liberty, we must try to get along well with all the allied nations by maintaining an evenhanded attitude and a spirit of autonomy, rather than being attached to one particular nation and opposing others for the sake of one’s particular ideology or political position. As I view our nation’s present circumstances, we shall have no success without following the Middle Way; and without the common support of the Allied Powers, our nation-building cannot progress satisfactorily. Thus, we must focus on unity and establish the power of our national autonomy.”