The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Five: Cause and Effect


The Founding Master said, “In the past there were many people whose minds were deceitful or unwholesome but who in their lifetimes still lived well. But from this point on it will be difficult for people whose minds are deceitful and unwholesome to live well in their lifetimes. The transgressions and merits people make during their lifetimes will mostly be received right away, leaving little to carry forward into future lives. Therefore, as the world becomes more enlightened, people who are sincere and wholesome in their minds will be sincere and wholesome in everything and their future will open radiantly. But people who are deceitful and unwholesome in their minds will be deceitful and unwholesome in everything and their road ahead will be dark and obstructed.”