The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “Since plants grow by setting roots in the earth, once a seed or a root is planted in the soil, a new shoot will sprout in accordance with the causes and conditions of the season. Since animals live by setting roots in heaven, thinking one thought, committing one action, or saying one word plants a karmic cause in the dharma realm of empty space and its karmic retribution appears in accordance with each and every one of its wholesome or unwholesome conditions. How can one then possibly deceive other human beings or deceive heaven?”