The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Six: Doubts Clarified


A disciple asked, “Since we have revolutionized the worship of buddha images, are we not permitted to erect memorial statues of you or of the many generations of dharma masters that follow you, no matter how far in the future it may be?” The Founding Master said, “You may erect memorial statues to commemorate their contributions, but you may not treat them as objects of faith.”