The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Nine: Sending on Spirits in Transition


Taegŏ asked again, “Can people’s spirits be sent on only after death?” The Founding Master said, “As far as sending on the spirit is concerned, there is no difference between birth and death. Thus, rather than someone else sending on your spirit after your death, it is more effective if you send on your own spirit while you are alive. Thus, discipline your mind every day to be bright, well-kept, and upright to the extent that, when the six consciousnesses are in contact with the six sense objects, they do not become either tainted or adulterated. Then, not only will you attain the great ability to deliver others, but it may also be said that you have completed your own deliverance while you are alive. However, there are few such people. That is why practitioners throughout the three time-periods have all busily cultivated the Way.”