The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter One: Prologue


In preparation for founding his order, the Founding Master organized a savings cooperative and said to his unit members, “The project we are starting is not something meant for ordinary people, and if we are to accomplish such a project, we shall require exceptional perseverance and exertion. As we are all poor at present, we won’t be able to lay the foundation for this task unless we are exceptionally thrifty and perform hard physical labor. We must execute all tasks of this cooperative with complete sincerity and set an example for those who come after us.” He then required the members to start by abstaining from smoking and drinking, saving up ‘rice for the requital of grace,’ and participating in cooperative labor.