Holy Teacher, Ji-Gong Living Buddha’s merciful teaching
What are the duties of a temple host? Do you remember them one by one? Teacher has reminded you again and again but do you still understand what they are? Simply said, do you help out in the temple diligently ? Do you? Answer Teacher. Are you doing it diligently? (We are in the process of learning.) You dare not to speak out loud, right? (Yes.) The reason is that you are still learning. When did the learning start? Disciples, are you clear about that? (Yes, we are.) You have been learning every moment ever since you received Tao and completed the Tao seminar. This learning opportunity is granted to everyone equally. Whether you put in your best effort or not, it all depends on you. Isn’t that right?
There’s no do over in life. How many times can you be the official class member of a Tao seminar? (Once.) That’s right! Only once. Just this once. Therefore, when disciples think back the time you attended the Tao seminar, some of you regretted that you didn’t take it seriously back then while others realized the true meaning of life and changed your life afterwards. Isn’t that right? (Yes.) Hence, Teacher wants to tell you this now. You could only take this path of Tao cultivation and propagation once in this lifetime. It all depends on you how you choose to embark, cultivate, practice, and dedicate along the way. The choice is entirely up to you. Do you understand? Disciples! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t cultivate in vain! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Don’t waste your time! This is the vow you could only make once in this lifetime. You can't slack off. You can't make excuses. You can't give yourself a reason to back down. You can't forget. Do you understand?
Taipei ． Chong De Temple