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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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34. The Master said, “Unity of mind means to produce one-pointedness by redirecting toward the original nature the distracted thoughts that are scattered like numerous branches and leaves. Unity of the family means to unite family members’ minds into one mind so that they may live happily and harmoniously. Unity of comrades means disclosing one’s innermost thoughts and sharing life and death to achieve perfect collaboration. Unity of honorable funds means preventing waste in the consumption of clothes and food and encouraging diligence and frugality to establish a great public-interest foundation. Unity of the world means to instruct and edify the entire human race through the great Way and the right dharma in order to realize ‘taking refuge together in the single essence.’ Human character will certainly improve with unity of mind. A household will certainly prosper with unity of the family. An organization will certainly progress with unity of comrades. An organization dedicated to the public interest will certainly be constructed with unity of honorable funds. And the world will certainly advance dramatically with unity of the human race.”