Ji-Gong Living Buddha’s Merciful Teachings
If you come to temple only to accompany others in class, what would you have learned after three years? Anything? Answer me loudly. (Nothing). People do not like to be constrained, right? Have you seen those valuable bonsai? If it had not been tended to, it would not have become a good tree, nor would it be of any great value. Understand? Cultivating and propagating Tao right now is to add value to your life. If you are unwilling to be pruned, listen carefully: “pruned,” if you are unwilling, you will never achieve greatness. Understand?
It is very easy to demand others; however, it is difficult to be demanded by others. It is only a matter of perspectives. It is only a matter of responsibility. It is only a matter of seeing things in the moment or in the future. It depends on the vision of the individual. If you are willing to climb the mountain, the scenery you see will be different. This climb will cause you to sweat. Are you willing to? The more you sweat, the more epiphanies you will have. Those who are never willing to sacrifice will find it difficult to have any achievement in their lifetime. This achievement will depend on how many people you have helped, for that will be the magnitude of your achievement.
May 4, 2019
Chong-Hui Temple, Los Angeles