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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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23. At the first award ceremony to recognize highly meritorious people, the Master delivered these congratulatory remarks: “By recognizing the visible merits of specific people, such awards fundamentally also praise indirectly the general merits of the rest of the people. Highlighting specific people as the visible standards is a formality that is meant to promote such efforts in the rest of the congregation. Hence, while it is difficult to praise all the hidden meritorious deeds even of recipients, it is even more difficult to recognize and praise in non-recipients such high merit as may well exist. Truly accurate and grand awards are bestowed by the ever-clear Truth according to its ever-bright karmic response, but the awards handed out by human beings are limited merely to praising one visible aspect. Therefore, in our Order, recipients of such formal awards must keep appearing without number throughout the future, and, in the same way, we must produce many recipients who awaken to and receive the real award of Truth in their hearts. Our Order will then shine still more gloriously over the entire world.”