The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine


The Founding Master said, “Worldly people receive such infinite convenience and profit in their lives through the dual benefits of material civilization and moral culture that we cannot but be grateful for the many inventors and exemplary teachers. However, material civilization mainly provides comforts for our physical lives; its results manifest quickly, but its merit is limited. Moral culture disciplines people’s minds, which are by nature formless; its results are slow, but its merit is unlimited. How can its awesome power to deliver all sentient beings and to cure the world be compared to that of material civilization? How can its radiance be limited to this world alone? It is a greatly regrettable that people of our time know to seek the obvious material civilization, but even to this day very few seek the formless moral culture.”