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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12. Regarding education, the Master said: “Education is the great path for people to progress. Hence, we should put in place compulsory education and expand the educational system. Instead of focusing on science and neglecting spiritual education, as has been the case so far, education should be carried out with a well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes patriotism and public morality. Improved education on matters of propriety should offer a foundation for spreading propriety among the citizens and for unifying the standards of propriety. In order to promote a climate of general respect for labor, courses in practical training and field work should serve as the first step in an education that encourages national industries and as the driving force for cultivating the characteristics of diligence and reliability among the citizens.”