The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


A disciple asked, “What kind of transgressive karma causes a person to be struck dead by lightning?” The Founding Master said, “Being unwittingly struck dead by lightning is caused by the transgressive karma of having unwittingly struck down others as would a thunderbolt. For example, there are many cases of such transgressive karma as committing mass murder through abuse of one’s political or military power, etc., or causing much harm to many people through unjust enforcement of an evil law.”