The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “The rewards and punishments granted by human beings are delivered with thought, so that no matter how lucid, the judgment could be faulty. But the rewards and punishments bestowed by heaven and earth are delivered with no-thought, so that they completely accord with truth and expressly correspond to one’s wholesome and unwholesome actions. Since, at the same time, that truth is capable of both great and small and pervades the ten directions, how can anyone possibly deceive it or be unafraid of its retribution and response? Therefore, a sensible person considers the reward and punishments bestowed by truth to be greater and more important than those given by human beings.”