Hòa Hảo Buddhism was founded by Prophet Huynh Phu So in 1939. At a young age, Prophet Huynh Phu So went into the sacred mountains of That So’n and Ta Lo’n and studied under a teacher who imparted to him the knowledge and the ability to cure all illnesses. He attained enlightenment after a period of time. When he emerged from these holy mountains, Prophet Huynh Phu So began to heal people through the use of simple herbs, water, and acupuncture. He also composed six scriptures and hundreds of verses and probes of transcendental values.