The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Six: Doubts Clarified


A disciple asked, “Someone came and asked me who the Great Master’s teacher was. I answered that our Great Master attained great enlightenment on his own and did not have a personal teacher.” The Founding Master said, “In the future, if there are people who again ask who my teacher is, answer that I am their teacher and they are my teacher.” Another disciple asked, “In the Great Master’s dharma lineage, which buddha was your foundational teacher?” The Founding Master said, “Although one great era is giving way to another, the World Honored One Śākyamuni remains my foundational teacher.”