The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


A detective was assigned by the local police department to stay at Won-Buddhist Headquarters for several years and maintain surveillance on both the Founding Master and the Order. The Founding Master loved and cared for that detective just as if he were one of the Master’s beloved disciples. A disciple asked, “There is no reason to treat him that well, is there, Master?” The Founding Master said, “Your ideas and mine are different. What reason would I have for not inspiring him and helping him gain deliverance?” The Founding Master still continued to love and care for that man, whether the man was in his presence or not, and the detective was finally so moved that he joined the Order, afterwards rendering much assistance on many issues facing the Order. His dharma name was Hwang Ich’ŏn.