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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine

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The Founding Master continued, “Now, in order to cure these illnesses, we must first of all promote the study of the Way, that is: the Way of being content with one’s lot in life; the Way of discovering grace at its very source; the Way of leading a life of self-power; the Way of learning; the Way of teaching; and the Way of leading a life of public benefit. Through such teaching, in-ternally, all people should come to look into themselves and to treat their own diseased states of mind, while externally striving also to examine and to treat the diseased world in accordance with the saying ‘The one who is sick first is the doctor.’ The great prescriptions for curing the great illnesses of the world today are in fact our Fourfold Grace and Four Essentials, which are the essential Way of human life, and the Threefold Study and Eight Articles, which are the essential Way of practice. If this dharma becomes widely disseminated throughout the world, the planet will naturally be a world that is free from all defects, the people will all become buddhas and bodhisattvas, and men and women, young and old, will all enjoy paradisiacal life in an unimaginable heavenly realm.”