The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


When the Founding Master stepped outside the gate of Won-Buddhist Headquarters with a few disciples, several children who were playing outside all bowed to him, except for the youngest. The Founding Master gently stroked the child’s head and said, “If you bow, I’ll give you a candy,” so the child bowed. The Founding Master smiled and walked off for a while without giving it any further thought. Then, all of a sudden he said to the disciples, “Wait here for a moment. I forgot to do something.” He returned to his quarters, got some candies, and gave them to the child before going on. This act demonstrates how the Founding Master always kept his word even in small matters.