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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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11. Song Ch’ŏnŭn inquired, “I would like to know about the yin world and the yang world.” The Master said, “The yin world and the yang world are like the worlds of night and day. Because night is dark, it is difficult to discern anything right away; and, even if you are able to perceive something, your knowledge of it is limited. Also, just as at night when all of us lock our doors and sleep, the era of the yin world is closed, narrow, less active, and has many partialities. By contrast, the yang world is like broad daylight, where human intelligence will advance everywhere, ideologies and doctrines will be illuminated and perfected, doors will be opened to one another, and the people of this world will be active by meeting and joining one another. It will be what we call a greatly civilized world.”