The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Nine: Sending on Spirits in Transition


The Founding Master said, “Ordinary people consider only their lives in the present to be important, but perceptive people recognize that how to die is important as well. This is simply because they know that only a person who dies well can have a good rebirth and a good life in the next and only a person who has a good birth and life in the present can have a good death; also because they know the principle that life is the root of death and death is the root of life. Therefore, even though there is no specific time for this, after the age of forty, one must start packing one’s bags for one’s upcoming death, so that one will not have to rush as one is dying.”