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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Thirteen: The Fortune of the Way

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1. Cardinal Dharma Master Chŏngsan said, “In lyrics dictated by the Founding Master during the early days of our Order, these lines appear, ‘Bearing fruit in forty to fifty years,/ Gathering blessings in four- to five-hundred years.’ This was a prediction of the future for our Order. What he meant by ‘bearing fruit’ was that those dharma seeds of the new Order would witness a clear result within this country; ‘gathering blessings’ meant that those dharma seeds would be spread widely in the world and would bear the fruits of blessings throughout the whole world. Our Order will witness in this country a full result within its first forty to fifty years; and, as it spreads throughout the world over four- to five-hundred years, all sentient beings will take refuge in it.”