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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Nine: Sending on Spirits in Transition

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The Founding Master addressed the assembly at a meditation hall, “If in this way you get rid of all your worldly attachments to desires and clinging, purify your spirit and gain the power of absorption by listening to dharma talks each and every day, you will end up delivering not only yourself but also, through the dharma power that penetrates the dharma realm of empty space, you will deliver without even being aware of it, the microbes and insects that live nearby. This is like the sun, whose rays have no intention of melting snow and ice, yet by shining on them involuntarily their warmth naturally melts them away. In the same manner, a person of the Way’s dharma power, being free from selfish motives or delusions, melts away unawares ordinary sentient beings’ karma.”