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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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24. The Master said, “Without training, it will be difficult to put anything into practice; without preparation, it will be difficult to succeed in anything. Therefore, there must be periods of training and periods of preparation.” He said again, “If you bend a branch, you must do it slowly, or you might break it.” He said again, “You cannot teach a child the Great Learning; you cannot entrust an egotist with public affairs.”