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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Six: Doubts Clarified

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A disciple asked, “Are there degrees of importance in the Fourfold Grace such that heaven and earth and parents are said to occupy the status of watching over, and fellow beings and laws are said to occupy the status of responding?” The Founding Master said, “There is no need to distinguish their degrees of importance, but, in terms of generational rank, heaven and earth and parents correspond to parents, and fellow beings and laws correspond to siblings. Thus, I have distinguished between ‘watching over’ and ‘responding.`”