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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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21. The Master said, “It is a serious transgression against the religious order and the dharma realm if an ordained devotee recklessly breaks general rules and regulations, hinders the Order’s development for the emotional reasons of a few persons, destroys the two fields—of blessings and wisdom—of a large number of people by planting doubts in their minds regarding the principle of cause and effect and the Way of neither arising nor ceasing, and does not encourage belief and public-spiritedness in the congregation but subtly misdirects them to empty formalities and external splendor. Hence, do not commit such serious transgressions.”