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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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10. The Master said, “It is said that in a wealthy household in Seoul, an A-frame backpack is enshrined in their ancestral hall in order to commemorate the way their ancestors began to build their family fortune through salt peddling and, at the same time, to remind the future generations of their ancestors’ assiduous and frugal spirit. What an exemplary practice this is! We, too, must never forget the foundation of this enterprise, which was established through the assiduous and frugal devotions of our Founding Master and the nine initial disciples. For this Order to develop forever, we must break through any future poverty or tribulation safely and joyfully by commemorating the poverty at the time of its inception.”