The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter One: Prologue


Upon completing the levee project, the unit members said to each other, “When we first began the project, it seemed as difficult as creating a great mountain on flat land. Now that the project is completed, building a levee seems rather an easy task. How difficult it will be to attain the Way in the future!” Listening to their conversation, the Founding Master said, “You say such things because you do not yet know the dharma for attaining the Way. But once you know it, it will be easier than eating a meal. How can attaining a relaxed and contented state of mind be as difficult as making a levee? If you do not understand my meaning, listen carefully now and think about it again after you have awakened to the road of practice.”