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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Six: Exposition of Scriptures

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12. The Master commented on the phrase, “The inability of all types of education to gain self-power or to go beyond other-power,” in “The Gist of Faults in Public Service Activities in the Past”: “Because of severe government repression, people could not nurture and implement the spirit for pioneering and carrying out public enterprises through mutual collaboration. Religious orders, too, were largely attached to their past conventions and therefore failed to offer the true doctrine to the masses, limiting themselves to edification through faith in other-power. Ordinary households, too, had generally been lured into superstitious practices, fengshui theories, or fortuneteller’s predictions, so they left everything to fate, and did nothing but wait for whatever fate might bring. Hence, public-service activities became flawed.”