The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Twelve: Exemplary Acts


When the Founding Master took a trip to Pusan, Im Ch’ilbohwa came to visit him and said, “I would like to invite you to my home.” The Founding Master said, “Your faith is devout, but would your husband, who is still not a Won-Buddhist, understand?” Ch’ilbohwa responded, “When I asked my husband about my wish to prepare a meal offering for the Founding Master, he replied, ‘I have not joined the Order because my conduct is not up to par, but it would be an honor for our family to have such a person come and visit.’” The Founding Master understood their past affinities and happily accepted her invitation.