The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Thirteen: On the Order


A disciple who was living near the Won-Buddhist Headquarters took a few minor things intended for public use, such as kindling, to his home. The Founding Master said, “No matter how difficult the straits of our Order’s housekeeping, no great loss would occur from a few missing logs or nails. But if you appropriate for your own personal use things that have been accumulated through numerous people’s devotion, unexpected misfortune will occur in your future and you will experience multiple losses. I am warning you in advance to stop that from happening.”