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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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27. The Master said, “In our Order, we should emulate a past example if it was good and follow a new idea if it is correct; the only thing that matters is the development of our Order, regardless of the source of the ideas. There are instances when one tries hard to promote one’s own ideas, but does not readily follow others’ ideas and remains indifferent to them even when they are sound. Such an attitude is a poison that obstructs the progress of an organization or a nation and weakens its strength. Those who live in a congregation must first possess that spirit in which one joyfully follows and cooperates with sound suggestions, leaving behind all notions of self and others.”