The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Ten: Belief and Dedication


The Founding Master said, “When a particular situation inspires ordinary people to arouse spiritual aspiration, it is as if belief that could pierce the sky has seized them; but after a while, that belief sometimes fades. Also, when changes occur, such as gaining or losing a powerful position, or a family in discord finds harmony or turns from harmony to discord, and so forth, then one’s belief might also change. One may achieve great practice only when one checks one’s believing mind even further each time one faces these situations, readily turning adverse situations into favorable ones, or, if in favorable situations, persisting with a firm checking mind that prevents oneself from falling into corruption or arrogance.”