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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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22. The Master said, “Once anything goes to an extreme, it changes, and excessiveness leads to abuses. Thus, not leaning on either extremes or excessiveness is the essential dharma for saving the world.” He said again, “Seizing and being seized or giving and receiving—the difference between them is as great as heaven and earth. Seizing and being seized create resentment and enmity, wherein the seeds of peril are hidden; giving and receiving manifest grace and affection, producing peace.”