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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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18. The Master said, “If the mind is impure, even the greatest ideology will be contaminated; if the essence of an undertaking is flawed, even the best effort will be wasted.” He then said, “Those who propagandize for themselves inordinately and target others with devious attacks may stir up temporary public sentiment but will ultimately never be successful.” He continued, “Traitors are those who knowingly commit wrongful acts out of personal ambition; true patriots are those who may have initially been misguided but immediately correct themselves upon realizing it.”