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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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28. The Master said, “After Liberation, this nation has been in an extremely difficult situation; however, the general trend for the future is extremely bright. The day does not dawn or the spring come all at once; there are gradual steps and stages.” He said again, “The present time is like ice in the early spring: the ice has started to melt underneath but on the outside it is still unthawed. But before you know it, all the ice will have melted away.” Again, he said, “As the world opens up, those who like to fight will perish. Hence, from now on, whether it is a fight between nations or between individuals, whoever attacks first will be defeated.”