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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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48. The Master said, “Though active proselytizing may be good, even the great Way and the right dharma could easily be considered worthless if they are recommended too forcefully or propagated excessively. A propagator should first observe the spiritual capacity of the audience, and then recommend the dharma in a manner suitable to that person’s affinities; letting edification occur naturally during the course of one’s own practice will make it truly effective proselytizing.”