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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Nine: Sending on Spirits in Transition

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Taegŏ asked again, “If we offer up a service in such a way, can each person’s transgressive karma accumulated over a lifetime, whether it is light or heavy, be extinguished all at once so that the deceased is able to receive deliverance?” The Founding Master said, “In accordance with each individual’s light or heavy karma, the sincerity of those who have prepared the service, and the power of the Way of the dharma teacher, one’s karma may either melt at once like the sun melting the ice, or it may take a while. However, the merit derived from offering up a service will never be in vain and will definitely help the spirit connect with good affinities.”