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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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21. The Master said, “Others’ outfits may look fine, but if you just put them on they may not fit you; only when outfits are made according to your own size and height will they become your own.” He said again, “At this time of cultural exchange, insisting only on your own way is obstinacy, just as being swayed only by that of others is to be spineless. Therefore, you should be independent inwardly and open-hearted outwardly, adopting good points and forsaking bad points. This is the wisest policy for the times.”