The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Ten: Belief and Dedication


Mun Chŏnggyu asked, “The three men, Song Kyu, Song Tosŏng, and Sŏ Taewon, are now young. In the future, which of these three has the most promise?” The Founding Master kept silent for a long while, so Chŏnggyu asked again, “They each have their own strengths and weaknesses, so it is difficult for me to judge.” The Founding Master said, “Song Kyu is not a person who can be easily estimated with your perceptive capacity. Ever since I met Song Kyu and his brother [Tosŏng] I have never known an occasion where they caused me to worry. They unfailingly carried out whatever I asked them to do, and I never had to tell them twice. Therefore, my mind became their mind, and their mind became mine.”