The Scripture of the Fo...

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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts

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The Founding Master always kept his belongings neatly arranged, with everything in its proper place, so that he could find them even in the dark. He kept the temple grounds pristine as well, so that it was not sullied by even a single dust-mote. He said, “If one’s personal belongings are messy, one's mind will be messy also; if one’s temple grounds are dirty, one's mind ground will be coarse as well. Hence, if the mind is lazy and coarse, then nothing can be regulated. How can we neglect such so-called little things?”