THE DHARMA DISCOURSES O...

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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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10. Regarding government, the Master said: “Government should ensure the proper and satisfactory exercise of people’s individual rights without privileging a specific sector. While all administration should be conducted simply and speedily, grave matters should be resolved according to the law while taking public opinion into account. Laws should be strictly observed by all, whether high and low; and, once a national consensus is reached, a patriotic spirit and public morality should be propagated through training citizens nationwide. All leadership should be based on faithfulness, so that the public comes to trust the leaders. Every effort should be made to foster talents and develop the economy, so as to cultivate a capacity for independence, self-defense, self-reliance, and self-sustenance. For the spiritual guidance of the citizens, government and religion should progress in tandem.”