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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Twelve: The Way of Public-Spiritedness

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6. On hearing the news of the death of Paekpŏm, Kim Ku (1875-1949), the Master lamented on the nation’s loss. After praising his unrelenting righteousness, his meticulous faithfulness, and the tenacity of his frugality and pragmatism, the Master said, “While cherishing his magnificent spirit, if we attend to each matter in managing our Order with a similar frame of mind, it will strengthen the development of this Order. For you, too, once you are established in the right Way, you should embrace a great purpose that will not be defeated, regardless of gain and loss, joy and suffering, or life and death, and no matter what type of hardship you may encounter. Once you have promised to share together your joys and sufferings as fellow devotees and have come together in friendship, then whatever situation you may face should not affect your mutual faith. Once you have vowed to accomplish this public service, then, no matter which duty you may be assigned, always be diligent in your activities and frugal in your consumption so that you may satisfactorily accomplish this great enterprise in the eternal world.”