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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Fourteen: Prospects

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The Founding Master continued, “The sentiments of all people in this coming era will be as follows. Nowadays, for the most part, we are all too eager to take over another’s possessions, prevail over others, or deliver misfortunes to others. In the coming era, however, we will all be eager to provide for others, to have others prevail over us, and to offer charity to others. In the current era, for the most part, we are all too eager to promote our own benefit, and worry about not attaining a position of unusual power or achieving eminence. In the coming era, however, we will all be eager to perform public service, and will worry that we may not have time for spiritual cultivation if an opportunity for achieving eminence or powerful position comes our way. In the current era, for the most part, people are inclined to commit transgressions, so there are jails for punishing those transgressions, while individuals, families, societies, and nations, place boundaries around each group, put up fences and walls and all focus on their own defense. In the coming era, however, we will despise committing transgressions, and individuals, families, societies, and nations will open their boundaries and mutually accommodate one another. In the current era, material civilization controls the world. In the coming era, however, the unsurpassed Way and its power will become greatly developed and will enlighten the spirits of the human race while controlling material civilization, which will aid moral culture, so that soon enough we will witness a truly civilized world, in which there will be no thieves in the hills and no one who will keep items that others have lost on the road.”