The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice


The Founding Master said, “Examining the practice of past religions, we find that they have emphasized only the training in rest. Saying that if we work, we can’t practice and if we practice, we can’t work, some have even left their parents, wives, and children behind and spent their whole lives deep in the mountains; others only continued with their reading unaware of the rain washing away the grain. How can this be called a well-rounded method of practice? Therefore, we do not look at practice and work as two different things. So, I have expounded the dharma of continuously gaining the three great powers in both action and rest so that if one practices well, work will go well, and if one works well, practice will go well. Exert yourself in this great practice that is unremitting in both action and rest.”