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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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32. At Sandong Temple, the Master composed a verse in literary Chinese, which translates as follows: “In the dawn sky, after the sound of thunder and rain,/Thousands of doors in myriads of dwellings open one after the other.” He continued and said, “The turmoil of modern times had its beginnings with the Kabo Uprising (in 1894). Since these wars had their start in this country, the idea of peace will also start in this country. How can we dictate to the world through economic or military power? The great destiny of this new world will be led by sages, buddhas and bodhisattvas. Guided by this country’s new great Way and its power, the whole world will become a single household in the future.” He said further, “Since the great destiny of the world is now turning toward the East and South, the countries in the East and South will steadily develop and this nation will become the spiritual center of the world.”