The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “People accumulate various kinds of transgressive karma via body, speech, and mind; the types of retribution they receive are really endless. Even so, I will give you a sense of how this works with a few familiar examples. A person who upsets someone deeply by making false insinuations will suffer from heartburn in his next life. A person who enjoys furtively probing into or eavesdropping on others’ secrets will suffer humiliation and embarrassment in his next life by being born out of wedlock, and so forth. A person who readily exposes others’ secrets and readily embarrasses them in front of other people so that they blush with shame will, in his next life, have some ugly marks or scars on his face that will hamper him all his life.”