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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Seven: Exhortations to Practice of the Way

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40. The Master said, “In ancient times, King Wu (1169-1116 B.C.) always got up to bow whenever he heard of someone’s good deed. His vassals said to him, ‘Isn’t it exceeding the bounds of propriety to bow regardless of the person’s high or low status?’ The king replied, ‘I bow not because of his status, but because of his good deed. Good deeds have no high and low, noble and mean.’ His example can serve for all eternity as a model for appreciating good deeds.”