The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Two: Doctrine

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The Founding Master said, “The way religion and government steer the world can be compared to the two wheels of a carriage: if the two wheels are completely worn out, or even if one wheel has some defect or the driver’s driving skills are poor, then the carriage will not run smoothly. In such a case, how can it be driven well and made to perform its proper function? There are two methods. One is to service the carriage often so it won’t break down or be completely worn out. The other is for the driver to know the terrain well enough to drive safely. In the same way, if religion and government are to steer the world well, they should guard against becoming damaged or corrupt in the course of time and their leaders should apply laws and govern appropriately in accordance with the level of people’s understanding.”