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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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33. The Master said, “Judging from the great fortune of the contemporary period, with a new Great Opening of human intellect and the gradual widening of various boundaries, we have now arrived at the initial stage of a grand universal ideology directing popular sentiment under heaven. This is an unmistakable indication that a great civilization involving the great Way and great virtue will be constructed. Because this principle is utterly perfect and utterly upright, by clearly transcending all obsolete limitations, it will allow all sentient beings of the six rebirth destinies and four modes of birth to coexist and prosper together in a supreme paradise. However, this principle does not require the complete annihilation of all individualism, familism, organization-centered ideologies, or nationalism. Rather, if you apply all these ideologies properly with a universal ideology as their main principle, they will also be helpful in constructing a great paradise involving a grand universal ideology. Living in such a fortunate age, we who have become founding disciples in this unprecedented Order of the great Way must first fully establish in our own minds the great spirit of the whole world being a single household; and, widely bestowing this great spirit in the world, we must strengthen the aspiration to become inhabitants together with all living things of this immense and immeasurable paradise; and I earnestly beseech all of you that, by renewing your minds daily and monthly and advancing in this practice and enterprise with ever greater zeal, you serve as the vanguard of this grand universal ideology, which is perfect and complete, utterly impartial and selfless.”