The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter One: Prologue

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As he read the Diamond Sūtra while perusing widely the scriptures of all the various religions after his enlightenment, the Founding Master said, “Śākyamuni Buddha is truly the sage of sages.” He continued, “Even though I have attained the Way without the guidance of a teacher, looking back from the time of my initial aspiration up to my final enlightenment, many aspects of my experience coincide with the practice and sayings of the Buddha in the past. Hence, I adopt Śākyamuni Buddha as my original guide. In the future, when I initiate my dispensation, I will create in this world a perfect and complete religious order by taking the buddhadharma as its core principle.”