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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Thirteen: On the Order

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At the end of the fiscal year, the Founding Master used to call Cho Kapchong and others and order them to accurately settle the accounts for the current year and project the budget for the coming year. The Master closely audited the figures and said, “If the income and expenditures of a household, organization, or nation do not match, then the household, organization, or nation cannot flourish. Past religions presumed that a person who talked about money matters was not a sage, but the religious orders in this new world must pursue wholeness of spirit and flesh equally. Thus, in our Order, we prepare the accounting records for both headquarter and branches, and, by comparing income and expenditures, we make sure that there are no shortcomings in either of these two areas of spirit and body. Hence, in organizing our Order, we have stipulated practice and enterprise to be of equal status.”