THE DHARMA DISCOURSES O...

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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Four: Vision and Plans

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9. In the thirty-eighth year of the Won-BuddhistEra, fourth month (April/May 1953), after finishing the Order’s comprehensive evaluation of its first generation, the Master said, “We have done our best to be fair in evaluating the ranks of practice and the ratings of our various enterprises; but how can we hope to have acknowledged all the hidden practices and merits? Hence, leaving the true evaluation to the infallible Truth, if we use the current rankings as a rough measure to encourage us to further effort in the future, then we will have here truly valuable fellow adherents and highly ranked meritorious people. Subsequently, those deceased spirits whose achievements surpassed their given rank on the tablet at the Hall of Eternal Commemoration would feel no qualms about receiving memorial services; but those spirits whose achievements may have fallen short of their given ranks—how embarrassed they will be to receive such an undeserved commemoration.”