The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


While the Founding Master was abiding at Pongnae Hermitage, the wretched shriek of a wild boar that a hunter was slaughtering nearby was so pitiful that it prompted the Founding Master to say, “One’s gain is another’s loss.” He also said, “Witnessing the death of this wild boar, I can surmise its past deeds; and witnessing this hunter slaughtering the wild boar today, I can also surmise what the hunter will face in the future.”