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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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13. In the forty-first year of the Won-Buddhist Era, fourth month (April/May 1956), at the groundbreaking ceremony for the second phase of the levee project at Yongsan, the Master gave a congratulatory address: “The Founding Master’s purpose in starting the great construction of this levee project with his nine fellow unit members as the first enterprise after the Order’s foundation was to secure the economic foundation of our Order; but internally, he had an even deeper intent. Now, as we begin this grand undertaking of the second phase of the levee project, we must understand that the significance and value of this project is no different than those of the first, and we must have the same spirit as that of the original nine disciples. Throughout this project, let us examine still further the quality of our fellow adherents’ faith and examine still further their business prowess. Prompted by this project, let us realize more keenly the source of blessings and rewards as well as the paradigm of the wholeness of both spirit and flesh.”