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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18. In forty-second year of the Won-Buddhist Era (1957), upon launching a scholarship project, the Master said, “There is a saying in The Great Learning: ‘In the kingdom of Chu, they only treasure good people.’ In our Order, we must treasure only those talents who have faith and public-spiritedness. Although such things as buildings, land, or money are perforce resources for carrying out the enterprises of our Order, those are merely necessary things of use. The real fundamental resources for these enterprises are the agents of those enterprises and their conscientiousness. In the beginning, what material resources did the first nine disciples have? Their absolute spirits of adhering only to the Founding Master and their conscientiousness in extinguishing selfishness and contributing to the public served as our foundation. We must only foster as the true treasures and assets of our unending enterprise those sincere adherents who possess firm faith and conscientious public-spiritedness.”