The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine


The Founding Master continued, “Even though the subjects of the Threefold Study are differentiated when we learn them from the scriptures, they have in actual practice a close connection to one another, like the three tines of a pitchfork. Cultivation must be combined with Inquiry and Choice; Inquiry must also be combined with Cultivation and Choice; Choice must also be combined with Cultivation and Inquiry. Hence, simulta-neous development of the Threefold Study involves combining all of these powers so that you will advance without delay in your practice. Also, the reason we gather together as a congregation in a meditation hall and exchange views regarding practice is to have our wisdom honed and to gain greater knowledge and perspective, without having to make excessive effort.”