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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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3. The Master said, “Even though our Order may generally appear weak during its incipiency, it will come to emit great energy all at once when the right time comes, because it has the right energy to take on the new world. If one renders service under the banner of Won-Buddhism with true public-spiritedness, then, as the energy bestowed on our Order pervades that person and his or her work, enterprises that might have been taxing and difficult in the beginning will gradually come to be easily accomplished, and one will receive others’ support and welcome wherever one goes. On the other hand, if one makes up falsehoods or pursues one’s private goals under the pretense of serving the public, then not only will one’s work not proceed smoothly but one’s future will be hindered without one’s realizing it; and, disliked and hated by the public, one will gradually slip into the pit of calamity. Hence, by consistently working with utmost devotion and sincere public-spiritedness, may you manage to move and draw on the energy of heaven and earth to become the masters of our Order’s wonderful fortune.”