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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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16. At the opening ceremony of the meditation retreat for ministers, the Master delivered this admonition: “Those who edify others must first understand and put into practice the three ways of governing people and edifying them. In governing and edifying individuals, the family, society, the nation, and the world, there are these three paths: governing them through the Way, governing them through virtue, and governing them through laws and regulations. Regarding these three Ways of governance and edification, I intend to explicate them in detail in the Canon of Secular Life. If these three types of edification are integrated and put into practice, then this will become an optimal world; but if there are faults in these three paths, the optimal state will not be achieved. Hence, you should not become deluded regarding these three paths; but, by taking them as your source, whether dealing with individuals, the family, society, nation, or the world, always apply them in concert so that you will become excellent pioneers of the infinite enterprises of this Great Way.”