The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Eight: Buddhahood


The Founding Master said, “Even though in heaven and earth there are infinite principles and awesome powers, if people do not recognize the Way and apply it, then heaven and earth will be nothing more than an empty shell. Since human beings recognize the Way and then apply it as if it were their tool, they are called masters of heaven and earth and lords of the myriad things. Humans cannot do everything that heaven and earth can, nor can heaven do everything that humans can. Heaven and earth are for use by humans whether in terms of human affairs or universal principles. Likewise, buddhas and bodhisattvas, who have completely awakened to the great and small, being and nonbeing of heavenly creation, freely utilize the Way of heaven and earth and exercise the great authority over the triple world. In the future, human beings’ authority will be respected more than that of heaven and earth, and the great authority of the buddhas and bodhisattvas will be revered by all.”