The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Thirteen: On the Order


The Founding Master said to several of his disciples, “Our job is the same as the job of that flock of wild geese. According to the seasons and conditions, colleagues with shared affinities gather for edification in the east or west, just as those wild geese fly together according to the seasons, sometimes toward the south and sometimes the north, searching for a place to roost. But if a goose diverges from the leader's flight line or otherwise become careless, it can lose its life by getting caught in bird net or being shot. For people who practice the Way and are engaged in the work of delivering others, bird nets and bullets correspond to the sensory conditions of wealth and sex.”