The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Three: Practice

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The Founding Master said, “Some people who have left the household life in order to seek the Way forget their original intent midway and occupy their minds with seeking external learning and external knowledge. Such people may gain great erudition but their spiritual energy will instead weaken and they will find it difficult to attain true wisdom. Those who seek the true Way must reflect upon the original intent of their aspiration, take hold of their minds that are scattered in all directions, and devote themselves to accumulating the three great powers. If they do so, they will naturally be endowed with abilities in external learning and external knowledge as well.”