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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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37. Starting in January of the following year (1962), the Master’s illness became even more grave. Most of the important personnel from institutions and temples gathered. On January 22, after taking a short bath, the Master said to the large assembly of people, “We are people who have practiced and worked together over many lifetimes and numerous kalpas. We have not just met for the first time. We will continue to meet in the future and pursue this task.” The Master continued, “Someone explain the Ethics of Threefold Unity.” At the attendant’s request, Kim Taegŏ replied, “‘Unity of the source of all principles’ means that all religions in this world have a single principle within a single boundary. ‘Interconnectedness through a single vital force’ means that all living beings in this world form a single household and a single family. ‘Unity of enterprise’ means that all enterprises in this world constitute a single workplace with a single workforce. This is none other than the grand universal ideology, which is founded on the Founding Master’s great Way of Il-Won. It is, as you have said, the ethics for the whole world and for all eternity.” The Master said, “What you say is right. Trends in this world are gradually turning toward this path. Hence, you must be the first to observe the Ethics well and spread it widely, so that our dharma becomes the great dharma of the entire world for all eternity.”