The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Fourteen: Prospects


The Founding Master said, “In the past, people thought it customary to bestow their property, whether large or small, only to their own children. If one did not have children of one’s own, then one would adopt so that an individual would definitely receive that inheritance. Thus, descendents definitely expected to claim their parents’ inheritance. In the coming era, however, people will provide their children with proper education and some basic wherewithal for a self-supporting life, but use the remainder of their assets for the spiritual edification, education, charity, and other enterprises for society as a whole. People today generally gain benefits for themselves by exploiting others, but people in the coming era will gain benefits for themselves by benefiting others. This is because, as people’s intelligence advances, they come to experience for themselves the principle that one is harmed as much as one harms others and one is benefited as much as one benefits others.”