The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Four: The Way of Humanity


Whenever the Founding Master received a pregnant woman, he would always say, “Do not think harsh thoughts; do not say harsh words; do not commit harsh actions.” In particular, he would admonish her against killing living beings: “When a fetus is in the mother’s womb, it is the time when its numinous consciousness begins to develop, so the parents’ thoughts, speech, and actions readily influence the fetus’ future character. Therefore, during this period, it is extremely important for the mother to be circumspect.”