Merciful Teachings from our Holy Teacher, Ji-Gong Living Buddha
My dear disciples, is the journey of cultivation and propagation smooth? Are you happy? Genuinely happy? A cultivator and preacher of Tao has to be more courageous than most and have a high tolerance for stress. Every sentient being is more than just a headcount. In the course of cultivation and propagation, pay attention to the increase in quality and quantity.
Quantity, as we all know, means that if more people receive Tao, the greater the number of Tao Seminar attendees, resulting in a greater number of official classes attendees. But, what is “quality”? (The Four Exceptional Actions). Having inner virtues is also considered a good quality. Do you agree? When we see others thrived at Tao propagation, excel in Tao cultivation, do we reflect on how much we’ve done and contributed? Do not be envious of the accomplishments of others, understand? As a Tao propagator, have an open heart. Do not turn into a tyrant as time goes by, demanding everything and yet nothing is done correctly. In this case, my disciples, you not only let down yourself and countless sentient beings, but also the Grace of Heaven and Virtues of your Holy Teachers.
Therefore, I hope that my disciples constantly examine your state of mind toward cultivation and propagation of Tao. As time passes, do not become a jaded cultivator: those who have no room for improvement and growth, have lost the inherent resilience of life, and have forgotten their tender hearts. Understand? As long as my dear disciples are willing to make an effort, even if just a small progress, I will be very happy and delighted. A reminder again for my wonderful disciples, do not forget to maintain a beginner’s heart!
March 19, 2011
Huatan Township, Bei-Xuan Temple