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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19. The Master said, “Those who act recklessly without understanding the grand purpose lead worthless lives even while they are alive, and when they die, their deaths are worthless.” He said again, “Those who compromise their consciences by going along with circumstances may appear to gain temporary security, but they will not avoid perpetual ignominy.” He said further, “Those who advocate the public interest outwardly but seek personal benefit inwardly—all their words become lies, and all their actions fraudulent.”