The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature


A Sŏn monk came to Pongnae Hermitage for an audience with the Founding Master. He asked, “It is said that the tathāgata descended into his royal family without leaving Tusita Heaven and delivered all sentient beings while still in his mother’s womb. What does this mean?” The Founding Master said, “Your body is in Sŏktu Hermitage without leaving Silsang Monastery. And you have finished delivering all sentient beings while staying in Sŏktu Hermitage.”