The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine


The Founding Master said, “The lives of ordinary people are concerned with working hard to find clothing, food, and shelter, but not with seeking out the principle by which that clothing, food, and shelter appears. This is really a shame. If one needs the physical body’s clothing, food, and shelter, isn’t it even more the case that one requires the power of the spiritual requisites of the one mind, knowledge, and implementation that control the physical life? Only as a person cultivates these three powers will clothing, food, and shelter also be well received in kind. In this wise, one will become a person whose character is well-rounded. When a person knows the foundation of one’s mind and uses it as one wishes, one will also be able to put into practice the right Way in procuring clothing, food, and shelter. One will be liberated from the cycle of birth, old age, sickness, and death, and attain the path to eternal life; and, by understanding the principle of cause and effect, one will seek wisdom and merit. This is the true and eternal road for procuring clothing, food, and shelter. Therefore, the three principles of the spirit are the foundation for the physical requisites of clothing, food, and shelter.”