The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “If people have created no merit, then no matter how well they wish to do in their next life, it will not turn out that way. This may be compared to the case in the present life where, no matter how much people wish to reside in a nice home, they won’t be able to live in it unless it’s their own. Look at Kongch’il! When he gets off at Iri Railway Station there is a row of fancy Western-style homes, but he does not dare even to think of going inside them and goes into his own humble dwelling. This is indeed a concrete example of how things turn out as one has created and a model of how one receives in accordance with what one has created.”