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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Five: Foundational Principles

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32. The Master said, “If we make others feel good and allow them always to maintain joyous and peaceful states of mind, we, too, will have peaceful countenances; but if we make others feel ill at ease, then we, too, will end up having melancholy countenances. When dealing with others, if we treat them with a sincere mind that is consistent both inside and out and help them by concealing their faults and proclaiming their strengths, they will end up helping us, too. Thus, we should speak even to those we may dislike in the spirit of mutual lifegiving and open our energies to them so that their energy may respond to us.”