The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine


The Founding Master said, “A flawless world will emerge when, inwardly, by advancing spiritual civilization, we have developed the study of the Way and, outwardly, by advancing material civilization, we have developed the study of science, so that we enjoy the wholeness of both spirit and flesh and the completeness of the inward and outward. However, if, as is the case today, we are partial to material civilization and ignore spiritual civilization, then like a careless child playing with a knife, we will not know when we may meet with dan-ger; we will be like a mentally handicapped person who is in perfect physical health. On the other hand, a world with only an advanced spiritual civilization but no material civilization is like a physically handicapped person in perfect mental health. How can we call it a complete world if one of the aspects is inadequate? Hence, only in an age that has developed both inward and outward civilization will there emerge a flawless world of peace and comfort.”