The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


Once when the Founding Master had taken ill, a disciple said, “In a member’s home next door, there is a comfortable chair that you could sit on. I will bring it over.” The Founding Master said, “Never mind. The owner is not home at the moment, so how can I consider only my comfort and have you bring it over for me? No matter how close your relationship, unless it is unavoidable, it is better not to borrow and use something arbitrarily without the other’s offer or consent.”