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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Four: The Way of Humanity

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The Founding Master said, “When human beings try to follow the Way of humanity, they cannot be heedless even for a moment. Between parents and children, teacher and disciple, superior and subordinate, husband and wife, among friends, and among fellow countrymen, regardless of the situation in which one might find oneself, how can the Way of humanity be accomplished by neglecting one’s checking mind? Thus, since ancient times, all the sages have appeared in this world at appropriate times and established dharma and regulations, and each of them has illuminated the path for people to follow. If one takes dharma and regulations lightly and prefers to behave as one pleases, then in the current lifetime that person will not be able to manifest the worth of a human being and, furthermore, in the next lifetime will fall into baleful destinies and be unable to avoid transgressions and suffering.”