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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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33. The Master said, “Though nothing is originally large or small, even the smallest of things can readily form something large when they band together, just as even a large thing ultimately becomes small when it is scattered about. The sky is the combination of formless air; the earth is the union of each tiny mote of dust; each drop of water combines to form the great sea and large rivers; each individual comes together to form the human race. Even billions start with a cent or two; the great spirit of buddhas, bodhisattvas, sages and saints, are the crystallization of a single undivided thought. When things unite, they become great, and from that arises awesome power—look at the sky and the ground, look at the sea. Hence, those who are intent on an extraordinary enterprise with an extraordinary vision must first discern the awesome power of unity and, realizing that great principle, work hard at putting unity into practice. Therefore, our most urgent business is unity.”