Won Community Service Center

…if the world respects those who dedicate themselves to the public welfare, there will be many who will dedicate themselves to the welfare of the world. if a nation respects those who dedicate themselves to the public welfare, then there will be many who dedicate themselves to the welfare of the nation. if a society or a religious order respects those who dedicate themselves to the welfare of the society or the religious order, there will be many who dedicate themselves to the welfare of the society or the religious order. the public must therefore respect those who, in accordance with the degree of their meritorious deeds, contribute in various ways to the world, nation, society, or religious order, just as children respect their parents, and one must work for the public welfare oneself, following the virtue of those who dedicate themselves to the welfare of the public.”  -scripture of won buddhism: commemorating commission for sacred achievements of the great master of won buddhism (page 26)