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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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29. During the Korean War, on New Year’s Day of 1951, the Master said, “As we enter the New Year, we must fortify our faith even more strongly. Blessings and transgressions are all made and received by ourselves; hence we must first have right faith in ourselves. The void is soundless and odorless, but it has such awesome power that it can be neither deceived nor denied. Have full faith in and reverence for this truth. Moreover, do not lose hope. When you think in terms of the eternal world, there is ample room for progress, even for a person in difficult straits right now, if that person does not despair and voluntarily stops making any effort. Also, do not neglect maintaining a peaceful mind. Do not seek peace from afar but first seek it nearby in your own minds. No matter how difficult your situation is, you must not let go of your peaceful state of mind, for then you will become a master who brings peace in the coming world.”