The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


The Founding Master always warned against extravagance in clothing, food, and shelter: “By living beyond one’s means in clothing, food, and shelter, one can bring about the destruction of one’s family and ruin of oneself. Even though one is rich, ultimately perverse states of mind will flourish and hinder the spirit of cultivation if one is extravagant. Therefore, practitioners must consistently give precedence to plainness and simplicity in regards to clothing, food, and shelter.”