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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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28. The Master said, “There is a saying in geomantic theory that ‘a curving dragon looks back toward its progenitor.’ This means that when a geomantic vein curves downward, it turns around and looks back toward its main peak. The geomantic energy there is supposedly always excellent since even an insentient mountain range looks back without forgetting its origin. Reflecting on this, all things in the universe have their root in empty space, all sentient beings have their root in each being’s mind, and all human beings have their root in their respective ancestors. All organizations have their root in their founder and pioneers, and in the headquarters that centrally manages their organizations. Our Order, too, was established through the sweat and blood of our Founding Master along with many other forebears and pioneers, as each branch temple and institution evolved from our central headquarters; hence, we must never forget the toil of the Founding Master and our forebears and must forever maintain our gratitude and admiration for them. Also, each branch temple and institution must not forget that it has its origin in the central headquarters and should maintain a spirit of constant respect and cooperation.”