The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


A disciple asked the Founding Master why he locked his chest each time he left his room, even for a moment. The master replied, “Since my residence is frequented by people whose practice is immature, of both sexes and all ages, from both inside and outside our Order, I am trying to keep them from committing transgressions prompted by ‘an object seen, an object desired.’”