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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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12. In the fortieth year of the Won-Buddhist Era, third month (March/April, 1955), at the first graduation ceremony of Won Kwang (Wŏn’gwang) College, the Master delivered an admonitory address: “Although this is the first time that Wonkwang College has held a graduation ceremony and conferred bachelor’s degrees, many decades of sweat-soaked history are hidden behind today’s event. On this day, you should reflect one more time on that history and, in applying in the world what you have learned at college, you should not utilize it only on limited, small tasks, but widely on limitless great enterprises on behalf of the entire public, so that the merit and virtue of this College and this Order will be known throughout the world. From now on, you should make endless efforts to accumulate real power in actual life, taking the entire world as a greater school and regarding all things in the world as great teachers. If, in commemoration of this day, you decide to devote yourself to this practice and steadily continue with it, then you truly will be able to graduate with flying colors from the well-lived life of a hero.”