• No Laws Without Logic
  • One day, Sahng-jeh-nim said to the disciples, “There are no laws without logic.
  • Wherever you go, do not harm others or speak ill of them. Proceed with origination, proliferation, benefit, and firmness.
  • Conduct all matters according to the principle of heaven. Do not desire the belongings of others.”
  • He continued, “In some ropes, the straw is braided roughly; in others, the straw is braided finely. Likewise, not all people’s minds are good.
  • Some people are kind-hearted and some are ill-hearted. Some live well and some do not.”
  • To Ho-yun, He said, “A tree that has grown straight and tall can become a pillar or a beam. A tree that is crooked and small goes into the fire.
  • As you grow, keep your mind straight. Do not have a crooked mind. Have a straight mind.”
  • “How do I do that?” Ho-yun asked.
    “Even now, you consider whether you will treat a person this way or that. You have this concern.”
  • “That’s right,” Ho-yun said. “When a person speaks well of me, I am pleased to hear it. When a person speaks ill of me, saying, ‘You have gained nothing by following Gahng Jeung-san around for all these years,’ I don’t want to hear it.”
  • 10 Sahng-jeh-nim said, “Your mind is not different from Mine. When you hear such a thing, am I pleased? When something bad is said about Me, are you pleased? The logic we use is the same.
  • 11 If people are headed toward death, they should be redirected toward a safe place. Though they are headed toward death, you should not let them die.
  • 12 “A person should know what is right and what is wrong. People who stray from right are useless, and the spirits that stray from gyung-moon can no longer exist.”

  • (JSD Dojeon 8,19)

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