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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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18. The Master said, “While I was counseling our colleague Kongsan to take a leave of absence to recuperate, I heard a thoughtful dharma talk from him. Kongsan said, “Since I have already dedicated myself for life, I will be satisfied and without regrets if I can assist in producing many persons of the Way and fostering good health among my comrades by performing my duties well. So, do not worry about me.” Although one needs to take care of oneself in order to carry out public service, a mind like Kongsan’s demonstrates the true spirit of an ordained devotee and the frame of mind of a master of the Way of public-spiritedness.”