The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “When a foolish person sees others receive blessings, he becomes greedy and envious, but given the chance to create merit, he is lazy and naps. This is like a farmer who hopes to harvest without sowing first: if he does not sow in the spring, there will be nothing to harvest in the autumn. This is the principle of cause and effect. How would it be limited just to farming?”