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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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31. The Master said, “Our physical body operates through the functioning of the six sense organs. If a problem occurs with one of those organs, the rest work together to reinforce the malfunctioning one, even though it is not their immediate responsibility. As the problem organ heals, the merit of the body as a whole is revealed. Likewise, unity within an organization must be attained by all members fulfilling their respective duties, but also by collaborating well with a decent and generous mind on matters that concern the whole, and attributing each person’s individual merit to the whole. The organization thereby becomes forever prosperous and highly successful. Even though our names and responsibilities may each be different, for the sake of our Order, which is our foundation, we should mutually support each other with complete devotion by becoming one body and one mind; we must proceed with one mind and unified power by appreciating our comrades’ abilities and merits as if they were our own. Only then will our Order’s enterprises prosper greatly.”