The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Four: The Way of Humanity


The Founding Master said, “When people start something and have yet to make any errors, they one continue with the sincere determination to do the job well. But after one or two errors along the way, his initial resolve is apt to weaken and they perform the task haphazardly. This is like a person wearing new clothes who is at first cautious in wearing them, but once they get dirty or wrinkled, the person becomes utterly careless. If one does things in this manner, how is there any hope of success? A person with absolute determination and grand vision would rather take any mistake that might occur as a past lesson and use it to probe the future more actively, not allowing it to discourage him or her into abandoning the original plan. For such a person, a minor error becomes instead the foundation for a major success.”