The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Nine: Sending on Spirits in Transition


The Founding Master said, “Both sentient and insentient beings in this world all possess the element of life, and nothing is completely annihilated but merely goes through a change of form. For example, when a person’s corpse decomposes in the ground, it enriches the soil and makes the grass in the area verdant; when the grass is cut, made into compost, and used as fertilizer, the crops will grow and produce abundant grain; when the grains are eaten by people, they will turn into their flesh and blood, helping them to sustain life and remain active. If one looks at it from such a perspective, then nothing in the universe dies or is extinguished for good. Evena a single straw will manifest itself into a hundred million transformations and exhibit various kinds of creations and talents. Therefore, you must inquire deeply into such a principle and awaken to the truth that all things in the universe sustain endless lives through the principle of ‘neither arising nor ceasing.’”