The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Four: The Way of Humanity

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The Founding Master said, “Among people’s occupations, there are those that create merit and those that create transgressions. Occupations that create merit are those that, when pursued, bring benefit to all of society and naturally make my own mind wholesome as well. Occupations that create transgressions are those that, when pursued, damage and poison all of society and naturally make one's own mind unwholesome as well. Therefore, a person must be discriminating in the choice of an occupation. Of all occupations, the best is the Buddha’s enterprise of correctly guiding the minds of all sentient beings and delivering them from the sea of suffering to paradise.”