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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Eight: Responses to Occasions

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1. Cardinal Dharma Master Chŏngsan said, “Some of the relationships between leaders and the led and between colleagues require frequent attention, whereas others will remain sound even without special attention. For the former, there is a danger of estrangement if those ties are neglected, because close affinities have not yet been developed. For the latter, obligations and affection are unconstrained by formalities, because it is a truly intimate affinity with united and conjoined energy. When a leader no longer needs to apply any mental calculation or expedients in dealing with the led, and the led no longer need to engage in deceit or fabrication in relating to the leader, then quite naturally a great loyalty will be established between them and they will be connected in a dharma lineage. The more we have such affinities, the more readily our Order will flourish.”