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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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44. The Master said, “Do not forget your great original vow by becoming enticed by your selfish desires. In your practice, too, if you cultivate while thinking, ‘I alone will become a special person by performing this special practice,’ then your practice will have a selfish motive and you will not be able to attain a great practice. In a public enterprise, too, if you calculate its merit with a mind tainted by selfish thoughts, you will not accomplish great work. You will accomplish great practice and great enterprise only by pursuing without selfish desires from the very inception an egoless and desireless practice and an utterly impartial and selfless public service.”