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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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20. In the forty-second year of the Won-Buddhist Era, fourth month (April/May 1957) at the Dharma Merit Award Ceremony, the Master delivered congratulatory remarks: “At this ceremony, I confer on the four devotees (of highest merit) Chusan, Kut’awŏn, P’alsan, and P’alt’awŏn, the dharma-merit titles of Cardinal Master (chongsa), Great Servant of the Way (taebongdo), and Great Protector of the Dharma (taehobŏp). I, along with the entire congregation, pay homage to them for their contributions at the incipiency of our Order and for their astounding dharma merit in the two areas of practice and enterprise. At the same time, I pray and hope that both our male and female lay and ordained devotees will renew their dedication so that in the future numerous Cardinal Masters, Great Servants of the Way, and Great Protectors of the Dharma will continuously emerge in our order.”