The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature


The Founding Master addressed the congregation at a meditation hall: “Tell me right now how you can either divide a person up into mind, nature, principle, and energy, or take the whole person solely in terms of either mind, nature, principle, or energy.” The congregation offered various answers to his question, but he did not sanction any of them. He said, “To give you an example, when you are raising a goat, you do not raise it quickly by overfeeding it all at once; but, so long as you properly regulate the process of raising it and the amount it is fed, the goat will naturally grow up, bear offspring, and produce milk, thereby benefiting human beings. In a religious order, this is exactly how we help others to awaken to the Way.”