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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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57. The Master commented on benevolence and righteousness: “Benevolence means being humane; it is the Buddha’s compassion and Jesus’s love. Righteousness means being right; in all things, one does not violate the Way of Heaven and conducts oneself without transgressing the Way of humanity. Benevolence and righteousness both have greater and lesser degrees. One must begin with the lesser and go on to accomplish the greater, and by practicing both well, one must base oneself on virtuous edification that embraces all things, and be able to display a righteous spirit of dignified calmness even after routing the millions of Māra’s minions.”