The Scripture of the Fo...


The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Fifteen: Entrusting


The Founding Master one day said to Song Kyu, “Ever since you met me, you have done everything as I instructed, never insisting on your own opinion. I know this is because you have such deep faith in me. But what would you do if I were suddenly to leave you for a long time? From now on, I want you to try also to express your opinions on all matters and to lead the congregation using your self-power.” Again, he said, “These days , the colonial officials’ surveillance of me is getting more and more intense, making it difficult for me to stay here for a long time. In the future, there will be some people who might occasionally harass the Order, making those moments hard to bear. However, nothing serious will happen, so you needn’t worry.”