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The Scripture of the Founding Master

Chapter Fifteen: Entrusting

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The Founding Master said, “In the twenty-eight years since I founded this order, my sermons on the dharma have been overly explicatory. Though I’m not concerned about those of superior spiritual capacity, I worry that those who are of middle and inferior spiritual capacities presume the dharma is easy and, having become like the legendary nine-tailed foxes, [manage to change only their outward appearance and so] will find it difficult to attain the true Way. This is a real concern. From now on, do not become generally engrossed only in explications of the dharma, but work hard to progress in concert through the Threefold Study.”