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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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30. During the Korean War, the Master often said in admonition, “Even if you are the only one left, will you devote yourself to this practice and to this task? Even if all others were to engage in slander and persecution, will you steadfastly protect this religious order?” Then he said, “In the past when a new religious order was being established, many martyrs were produced; however, our dharma is the great Way of mutual life-giving in this new world, so such things will not happen. You may put your minds to rest.” Then, he said, “The faithless may live right nearby but are actually a thousand or ten-thousand leagues (li) away; those whose faith is sincere may live a thousand leagues away but are right here with me. Therefore, wherever you may be, always be a person who is concerned both for others and for the Order. If so, you will naturally find refuge from calamity.”