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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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41. The Master said, “The communal life of ordained devotees, starting from a clear understanding of the original meaning of spiritual and physical unity, should be focused on mutual affection for one another. Whenever comrades make spiritual errors, you should advise them sincerely with your undivided affection, while trying your best not to let their mistakes be revealed outside. Those who receive advice must try their best to repent and rectify their mistakes with a mind of gratitude. Whenever there are differences in the level of knowledge, those with superior knowledge must not look down on those with inferior knowledge, but should try to impart their knowledge as much as possible. If you are in possession of recondite insight or special knowledge, make every effort to share it with all members at the appropriate time. If a comrade falls ill, then offer with affection as much sincere support as you can. Whenever sadness, happiness, calamity, or misfortune occurs, you must sympathize with one another to the utmost.”