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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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58. The Master said, “Since ancient times, it is said that resentment and danger follow from wielding power. In a religious order, too, if it misapplies its dharma and relies on power or abuses its authority, then the religion will begin to sicken. Therefore, the leaders of our Order must never wield power or become arrogant, even as the authority of our Order continues to grow. With humility as their wisdom grows and modesty as they are promoted to higher position, may this Order be free of maladies for all eternity. In the realm of the nature, there originally is no distinction between either high and low or noble and base.”