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

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Fifteen: Entrustments

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34. The Master said to his attendant. “After the three principals and five implementing successors have presided over the Great Opening of this new world, the Right Mean will prevail forever.” He continued, “It comes down as a legend that at the time of the Great Opening of the Earlier Day the three sovereigns and five emperors appeared in China one after the other and took charge of the Great Opening; likewise, at the Great Opening of the Later Day, the three principals and five implementing successors will appear one after the other and preside over the great public endeavor of the Great Opening that subsumes East and West, after which personages of the Right Mean will continue the rule of the Right Mean in perpetuity, and there will be no end to the age of great peace.” His attendant asked, “The three principals have already come and gone, and our Founding Master has authenticated them. However, when in the future the five implementing successors appear in the world, who will come to authenticate them?” The Master said, “They will appear one after the other only in response to the right time, and later generations will naturally recognize what they did at appropriate times, so that the whole world itself will come to authenticate them.”