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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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18. The Master said, “During the time of the Great Opening of the world, workers will accelerate the progress toward a better world, some by working to further it, some by working against it.” The Master continued, “It is said, ‘One who causes a rebellion is a sage; one who suppresses a rebellion is also a sage.’ Therefore, one who causes a rebellion at an appropriate time and suppresses it at an appropriate time is called a sage; but one who does not is called an ingrate. Every matter has its proper order. Providing a proper expedient by understanding the essential order of a matter is precisely a sage’s expedient of loving-kindness and compassion.”