The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice


The Founding Master said, “A foolish person tries to attain great wisdom that transcends the ordinary and surpasses the sages as soon as he or she has the first hint of awakening, but this is a completely wrong idea. The water that fills the great ocean is the accumulation of small drops; the great soil of mountains and fields is the accumulation of small dust motes; the achievement of the great fruition of all the buddhas and sages is the accumulation of merit in the formless and invisible mind. Those who aspire to great practice and who have initiated a great enterprise must start by accumulating merit in small matters.”