The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice


Mun Chŏnggyu asked, “Facing sensory con-ditions, what broad standards should we apply in making our Choice in Action?” The Founding Master said, “There are three thoughts you should adopt as such standards. First, think about your original vow. Second, think about the original intent of your teacher’s instructions. Third, consider the given circumstances and think about whether you are free from bias. By taking up these three broad standards, your practice will never be obscured and all your responses will naturally be balanced.”