The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Seven: The Principle of the Nature


The Founding Master was in the prime dharma master’s room when a group curious about Won-Buddhism came to pay a visit. They bowed and asked, “Where is your esteemed religion’s buddha enshrined?” The Founding Master said, “Our buddha has just gone out, so if you would like to see him, please wait a moment.” Not understanding what he meant, the group was puzzled. A little later when it was lunchtime, a group of workers returned from the fields carrying their farm tools. The Founding Master pointed to them and said, “They are all the buddhas of our house.” The group was even more puzzled about what he meant.