THE Exalted One says:
Curses and blessings do not come through gates, but man himself invites their arrival.
The reward of good and evil is like the shadow accompanying a body,
and so it is apparent that heaven and earth are possessed of crime-recording spirits.
According to the lightness or gravity of his transgressions,
the sinner's term of life is reduced.
Not only is his term of life reduced, but poverty also strikes him.
Often he meets with calamity and misery.
His neighbors hate him.
Punishments and curses pursue him.
Good luck shuns him.
Evil stars threaten him; and when his term of life comes to an end, he perishes.
~ Excerpt from Treatise of the Exalted One on Response and Retribution ~
With just over 1300 words, Accounts of Request and Response begins with the aspirations and vows of sages, and teaches how to put them into practice when interacting with people in daily life.
Numerous accounts are given to explain the results of practicing good deeds and bad deeds. The treatise provides the steps to ascend from ordinary beings to sages and is the key to changing misfortune into good fortune.
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Accounts of Request and Response