White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 9

The MasterThe Master Said:

If good does not accumulate, it is not enough to make a name for a man. If evil does not accumulate, it is not strong enough to destroy a man. Therefore the inferior man thinks to himself, “Goodness in small things has no value,” and so neglects it. He thinks, “Small sins do no harm,” and so does not give them up. Thus sins accumulate until they can no longer be covered up, and his guilt becomes so great that it can no longer be wiped out. In the Book of Changes it is said: “His neck is fastened in the wooden cangue, so that his ears disappear. Misfortune.”

– I Ching