|Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:30 pm Xuefeng Corpus (Lifechanyuan)|
|I Have an Ideal
(Translated by Transn Ltd. and Edited by Kaer)
Following the footprints of immortals, sages, oracles and saints, I have crossed and trekked numerous treacherous mountains and rivers. Roaming all through the wilderness of soul, I have been spreading the message of the Greatest Creator. The wishes of god and Buddha and the expectations of oracles and saints have converged to form my ideal, which is as clear and bright as the shining sun and can be food of thought for you to meditate over.
Human beings have been trekking along a long path soaked with blood. Jesus and Sakyamuni have revealed to us that in the universe there are many higher spaces of LIFE and have earnestly and tirelessly admonished us not to go astray from the great road of LIFE. Numberless immortals, sages, oracles and saints have exerted their utmost effort for the happiness of mankind. Their souls are still shining brightly over us, warning us not to act against the law of nature and wishing us to live a happy life.However, blinded by the dense fog of “civilization”, mankind has been straying further and further away from the great road…
I want to kindle a beacon of hope to light up the endless darkness, bringing mankind a ray of hope. I want to create an oasis out of the vast and isolated desert, offering an auspicious and harmonious habitat for LIFE on earth. I want to build a land of spirit and soul out of the boundless ocean of flaunty material prosperity, leading to the land those people who yearn towards the Greatest Creator, love LIFE and nature, and possess beautiful human nature and soul and making them eternally severed from the abyss of sufferings. I will shepherd them safely to the Thousand-Year World to enjoy the wonderful time of the millennium.
The people favored by god and Buddha are still miserably shackled in spirit and soul. In this bustling world overrun with desire for material acquisition, people with a purer and better heart are more prone to spiritual and psychological tortures, and cannot afford even a moment of peace and quiet. Every place reeks of putrid smells. What meet the eyes are wickedness and evils that have gone unpunished. Man’s tremendous amount of legal articles and religious teachings are powerless to avert the depravity of morality and the prevalence of wickedness. The viciously misleading evil soul and the junk thought have taken up the throne of truth.
Despotism has not only caused the loss of personal and spiritual freedom for the governed but also has caused the governing class to be trapped in the quagmire of desperation, without any hope to obtain the true freedom of LIFE.
I want to tell people that the plight of mankind does of lie in the material aspect but in the spiritual aspect. The wasteland of spirit and soul is the real source of human suffering. Seeking the homestead for spirit and soul is an urgency for mankind. The blind pursuit of material acquisition is only analogous to quenching one’s thirst with poisoned wine or stopping water from boiling by scooping it up and pouring it back. Thus such acts will cause the ruin of not only the earth but mankind itself.
An era is a demoniac era if the dignity of a person is determined by the amount of money he has earned and the social position he has attained and if the value of man is not measured by his moral character and good deeds. A society is an evil society if it allows its subjects to become upstart through speculation and plundering instead of getting rich with honest and diligent labor. A government is a despotic and satanic government if it spares no effort to force-out new thinking, attempting to lock people in an ignorant and barbarian and savage world. A nation will be one void of wisdom and oriented toward insanity and destruction if it does not advocate dedication and love but blindly instigates its people to use violence.
Man’s worry originates partly from ignorance and partly from selfishness. Because of ignorance, we have invited demons in but shut the door against god and Buddha. Because of selfishness, we have chosen wickedness but abandoned righteousness. A lot of good ideals and kind moralities are often snuffed out in the cradle. The desolation of soul is the optimum soil to breed junk thought and religious plague.
Today people are engulfed in information. Television, networks, newspapers and magazines, books, and lectures are infusing mountains of information into us, far more than we can digest, thus causing the indigestion, malnutrition, and ill health. The pursuit of knowledge has become a morbid thirst. The more we attempt to swallow down unthinkingly, the less we understand. Various media have become the fertile soil to cultivate ignorance and manic and blind adherence.
Having no beliefs, no principles, no wisdom, and no spiritual perception, those literati have made up rancid articles under the pretense of maintaining stability, advocating reform, carrying forward culture, inheriting legacies, publicizing morality, and promoting benevolence, and under the disguise of adhering to “belief”, cultivating oneself, pursuing freedom, and fighting despotism…They have fabricated so much cultural garbage and so many spiritual drugs that it is impossible to clean them all up. The roughly manufactured scum has become our daily food for thought, which has directly distorted our values, destroyed our human environment, and polluted our pure heart.
Having no beliefs, no principles, no wisdom, and no spiritual sense, those literati hangmen worship those rancid articles as classics under the pretense of maintaining stability, advocating reform, carrying forward culture, inheriting legacies, publicizing morality,and promoting benevolence, and under the disguise of adhering to “belief”,cultivating oneself, pursuing freedom, and fighting despotism… As for those works of wisdom, which shine resplendently with thought, they look down upon them as “heresies” and wielded their cultural butcher knife toward them without hesitation…
The Chinese people, on the one hand you have been heaving sighs that China has become a land deserted by the Greatest Creator, but have you on the other hand acquired the broadness of mind to include great wisdom? Can you recognize it when great wisdom really “descends from heaven”?
I have an ideal that the Greatest Creator may enter China and the human world, that Christianity and Buddhism may regain their prevalence here, and that humanity may be restored on the beautiful land.
When conspiracy and tricks prevail over truth, justice is taunted, enthusiasm meets with contempt, reverence for the Greatest Creator is regarded as ridiculous, oppression and bully are viewed as inviolable power, the hoodwinked masses are meanwhile branded as ignorant,freedom is slandered, life is trampled, right and wrong are reversed, black and white are confused, and good and evil people mix together, then in such situations we have no choice but to search the source of LIFE. Only in this way can we pierce through the indistinct murk and see the light. Only in this way can we steady the steer in the turbid and turbulent waves and ultimately reach the ocean of LIFE.
In this unusual time of superficial prosperity, when actually crises are lurking everywhere, we are not yet in the position to sing praises of the virtue or merits. At a time when the journey is rough and treacherous, flattery and conservativeness cannot salvage us. Now it is not yet the time when “the bank of injustice” has gone bankrupt completely. Any non-action and dawdling will only speed up the approach of “doomsday”. We will only eventually lose our beautiful homestead and splendid future if we are only capable of destruction and are incapable of construction, if we don’t know how to repay other people’s favors and are only bent on vengeance, and if we only want to acquire from others and do not know how to dedicate to others.
For many centuries, man’s blind behaviors have dug out an abyss, which can engulf us at any moment and thus should be filled up. The sooner it is leveled up, the better it would be.
Reverence for the Greatest Creator and adherence to his road is our only hope, because only in front of the Greatest Creator can we have equal human dignity; because we should worship the Greatest Creator so that our mind can possess soul, our knowledge be transformed into wisdom. And only in this way can we understand the meaning of LIFE and embark on the great road of LIFE.
You may lock yourself up in the ivory tower, lose yourself in the piles of broken papers, and engross yourself in the so-called academic research, thus placing yourself outside the social issues. In so doing, you seem to have entered a serene heaven. However, can you expect any egg to remain intact if the nest is overturned? Poke your head inside a cave,leaving your hindquarter exposed and fancying that what is not seen does not exist. Can you derive from your research any great achievements that may do any good to humankind?
The unrealistic teaching or “truth”that blindly preaches pursuit of happiness of future life is absurd and wicked. A person always wearing a smile is relentless at heart; a person always with tears is cruel at heart.
Children are suffering starvation and cannot afford education; the poverty-stricken have no money to treat their diseases. However, we are manufacturing various kinds of luxury products, and building one after another lifeless skyscrapers. Isn’t this a mockery and blasphemy against LIFE?
If our neighbors have no freedom, we ourselves cannot obtain complete freedom. If our brothers are suffering starvation, we cannot swallow the dainty food in our mouths. If people in the remote areas are crying, we will not be able to enjoy quietly the comfort and luxury of big cities.
I have an ideal. I will lead those who truly yearn towards the Greatest Creator to Lifechanyuan, and transform the jarring hullabaloo into a fraternal movement, and play a convivial symphony of LIFE.
I firmly believe that mankind can certainly walk out of the dark canyon and the wasteland of spirit, and enter an unprecedentedly beautiful field. I firmly believe that soul will prevail over flesh and that people will eventually obtain the freedom of body and mind and the serenity of LIFE.
This is not a golden fantasy for the remote future. The majestic tides are surging with mighty momentum. Among their broad bosoms are contained colorful gems that can decorate man’s life and make it more noble and beautiful. When the unexpected supernatural incident comes,the mysterious power shall strike people’s heartstrings, the vast fields will take on the splendid coating, the polluted rivers will become clear and pure again, the turbid sky will be changed into expanses of colorful clouds, and the free rhythm will reverberate in each inch of the land.
Eternal virtue remains with Jesus Christ!
Supreme wisdom is ascribed to Sakyamuni!
Eternal glory belongs to the Greatest Creator!
Post 11: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:17 pm
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Who should be controlled?
Answer: livestock, poultry, idiots, maniac (mental patients), criminals.
Who will control them?
Answer: feed lot, mental health hospital, penitentiary, prisons, and the staff members of these institutions.
Apart from those mentioned above, man should not seek to exercise control over each other (with the exception of special organizations)
Men should establish an equal, friendly, mutually respecting and honourable relation. There should not be any attempt of mutual control.
If you attempt to control others, then you regard them as animals, or idiots or maniacs, or prisoners. The slave owners in the age of slavery controlled slaves. Thus when some people want to control others, they are treating them like slaves, or they are regarding themselves as the jailers and the people they attempt to control as the criminals.
In the normal society, man should not attempt to control each other, if so, you are despising and trampling on human right and human dignity, and actually you are committing a crime.
It can be said without exaggeration that a person who wants to control another normal person is a criminal, or a maniac who is inflicted with mental disorder.
We should ponder over it and be vigilant if the above definition has its meaning and value.
Most couples are trying to control each other, either in economy, emotion, body, thought, spirit, or soul. In one word, there are traces of mutual control between husband and wife. In this sense most of husbands or wives are in essence criminals or mental patients. Of course, a criminal will not regard himself as a criminal and a mental patient will never think of himself as a mental patient. Once he regards himself as a mental patient, he is not a mental patient any more, but a normal person.
There are also mutual controls between lovers and sweeties. Therefore, infatuated lovers or sweeties also smack of mental disorders.
Some parents who still exercise control over their grownup children are actually criminals.
Some children who exercise control over their parents are not only criminals but also mental patients.
In the normal organizations, it is normal for the higher authorities to control the lower authorities, but it is abnormal for one to be controlled by his superior, because such superiors are taking their inferiors as their slaves and taking themselves as the masters.
Any phenomenon of controlling or being controlled is absolutely abnormal, no matter whether it occurs in the politics, religion, culture, production, or cultivation and refinery, or in life and family, in social intercourse (with the exception of those cases where control is necessary). The person who exercises control is either a criminal or a mental patient.
Controlling others is actually paramount to depriving other people's freedom. Poultry and livestock have no freedom, maniacs or mental patients should be monitored during their illness, prisoners should not enjoy freedom during their service in the prison. A normal person should enjoy complete freedom as endowed by the constitution. Aren't we criminals if we deprive a normal person of his freedom? If we are not criminals, then we must have suffered some mental problems.
Therefore, we must keep it in mind that we should never attempt to control anyone, especially the Chanyuan celestials. We should never control others but must fully respect their freedom. In the Home Without Marriage and Family of Lifechanyuan, there should never be the control of man by man, which is one of the main elements of holographic management.
When we are currently controlling other people, we must be vigilant, we are either criminals or mental patients.
When we try to control others, we must watch out, because we are heading for crimes or schizophrenia.
March 5, 2011Do not Attempt to Control Others
Post 12: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:36 pm
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The most complicate and most troublesome relation in the world is that between husband and wife, the most saddening and most disappointing relation is that between husband and wife, and the most yearned and most despairing relation in the world is also that between husband and wife. To maintain this relationship, one should be neither too soft nor too tough, neither too close nor too estranged, neither too powerful nor too weak, and neither too indifferent nor too intimate. This relation may look as illusive as thin strands of silk, as hot as fire, and as cold as ice. It is almost impossible to straighten out what is entwined in the relation, and very difficult to explain it in a clear and logical manner.
The relation between husband and wife begins with a comedy but ends in tragedy. Don't be fooled by the report of many couples that have developed love in childhood and sustained it all through their lives. This is only an appearance put up under the control and check of various factors. The marriage and the relation between husband and wife is in essence a tragedy.
The source of the tragedy is not the lack of money or poverty, is not wealth and rank, is not parents or children, and is not the involvement of a third party or the differences in characters and interests. The source of the problem lies in the fact that both husband and wife intends to change the other party according to their own values and wills.
The wife always want to change the husband according to her own values and wills, while the husband always want to impose his own values on the wife. What is the result? Neither the husband not the wife can change each other, and the so-called change is only temporary compromise and suppression in consideration of various factors.
The desire to change others is the beginning of tragedy.
Let's ask people who have been husbands and wives or are now husbands and wives if they have changes the other party. The more you want to change the other party, the worse the relations between husband and wife will be. Don't you think so?
Why is the desire to change others the beginning of tragedy?
"It is more difficult to change man's natural disposition than to change rivers and mountains". It is a painful thing to change one's natural disposition, not only for the person that asks others to change but also for the person asked to make the change. It is extremely arduous, painful and also perverse to nature to change rats into cats, cats into dogs, dogs into men, and man into another self.
In addition, because of each individual's predestined relations and evolutions in previous life and transmigration, people each have their own peculiar track of life and LIFE, which is a plot of screenplay that has already been written and their own life. That we want to change others is actually paramount to changing the track of other people's life and LIFE and going against Tao. The result is just imaginable. All the effort can only prove to be futile and will lead to tragedy.
If husband and wife who are mutually related in interests and deeply in love with each other cannot change each other, then it would be more difficult for people in other interpersonal relations to change reach other. The parents' attempt to change their children and vice versa, the friends', neighbour ' and relatives' attempt to change each other--all these will end in tragedy.
Jesus Christ, Buddha Sakyamuni, and celestial Lao Tze have left us with many teachings, but they had never attempted to change any body, they were simply reasoning with us and offering guidance to us. Only devils and their offspring desire to force their will upon others.
Men should never attempt to do anything to change others or do anything that may be a strain on energy and does not produce good results. Man should not do anything impossible, should not cause tragedy to himself or other people, especially between husband and wife, between parents and children, and between friends and lovers, between masters and disciples, and between teachers and students. The best approach is: I respect your will, your choice, your hobbies and interests, and your character. If we are compatible with each other, we can get along with each other happily and joyfully, if not we just go our different ways. If we vary too greatly in views, we can break up in good manners and follow our respective ways.
Do not attempt to change any other creatures and LIVES (including man, of course) except yourself.
The more intimate the relations between men are, the more important it is for them to respect each other's will and character. Be sure not to try to change the other party with your own values and outlook on life. Do not attempt to impose your own will into the other party, otherwise, you may become estranged and part company, each going your different ways, no matter how close you have been to reach other.
How can we prove that we ourselves are right? There is no way to prove. "What seems to be a misfortune may be a blessing in disguise". Even if someone has suffered a misfortune, how we can know the meaning and value implied in such “misfortune", how can we know that such "misfortune" may actually turn out to be a blessing?
The conclusion: Do not try to change or transform the other, and just change yourself if you cannot endure. In this way, you will not create tragedy, and in this way, you may enjoy more intimate relations, in this way, you will have broader space to utilize your talents, in this way, you will have the mien of a celestial being.
March 5, 2011Do Not in Any Way Try to Change Others
Post 13: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:19 pm
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The Production and Life Model needs to Change Immediately
(Translated by Treasure and Edited by Kaer)
According to a report that was released on August 1st of 2017 in the Worldwide Fund for Nature, people would have consumed the full year’s supply of renewable resources for 2017 by August 2nd of 2017. The report pointed out that, “By August 2nd of this year, we will have used more natural resources than the earth can replace during the entire year”. This means that during the first seven months, our carbon emissions have been more than all the oceans and forests will recycle for the full year, and that we will have caught more fish, cut down more trees, harvested more food, and used more water than the earth will replace during the year, so that during the following five months, we will be borrowing or “overdrawing” the benefits that were to have been for future years and offsprings.
In April of 2009, I warned everyone that the so-called “end of the world in 2012” would not happen, and that rather than doomsday coming suddenly, it will happen gradually to and fro ,with more and more serious natural climatic changes. Alas, little changes happen gradually, but great changes take place instantly, and natural climate changes over the past eight years have fully demonstrated my predictions.
If the human race as a whole fail to awaken to this last-minute danger and do not change our traditional production and life model immediately, the entire natural ecology will collapse within fifteen (15) to twenty (20) years, and the human race will all be in great danger.
During the last eight years, Lifechanyuan has been actively engaged in the exploration of and experimentation with a new production and life model, and has found a way to solve the conflict between natural resources and human consumption. Once again, I give warning to everyone today that we urgently need to live according to the production and life model created by Lifechanyuan.
If we do not act NOW, it will be too late.
August 1st 2017The Survival of Mankind is in Great Danger
Post 14: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:19 pm
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(Translated by Treasuer and Edited by Kaer)
The most selfish people in the world are those who claim to live for others. The most selfless people in the world are those who admit to living for themselves.
The Greatest Creator creates every life as an individual, endowed with a unique appearance and nature, free will, and a full physiological system. Each individual is given a mission that is uniquely different from all others. As individuals, each of us has our own unique fate and trajectory of LIFE and of human life. It is only when there are diverse, rich and varied lives that a fantastic world can be constituted.
It is The Greatest Creator’s arrangement that every life should live out its own nature. It is only with great selfishness and lack of mercy that we repress others’ natures or deprive their natures by persuading or forcing them to live according to our own will, and that is totally against the way of the Greatest Creator.
As long as everyone lives only for themselves, everything will be in order and each of us can live out our own style and live easily. Whoever does not live for themselves but attempts to live for others will exhaust not only themselves but also those who are served by them.
The value of Lifechanyuan is to be responsible to the Greatest Creator and for yourself. Everyone should live for and be responsible for themselves, as it is only when they live completely this way, that all of humanity will be in a state of harmony. If everyone lives for others and tries to be responsible for others, all of humanity will be chaotic and under stress. In fact, there is not a single person in the world who lives entirely for others. Even the greatest prophets, including Christ Jesus and Buddha Sakyamuni, lived for themselves more than for others. They served objectively for others, but subjectively for their own achievements and for completing their missions.
I, Xuefeng, the founder of Lifechanyuan, was motivated to start Lifechanyuan to lead humanity out of misery, to create the Lifechanyuan era for all people, on the surface for the human race, but intrinsically for my own benefit. “The sages recognize selfishness for its selflessness”. The more selfish I am, the more I can achieve and realize myself and the more I can be a true self and lose myself. In a word, I live for myself and I am responsible for myself, but I never live for others, never bother with others, and never answer for others. Certainly, I do not need others to live for me, bother about me, or answer for me.
Every parent gives birth to and raises children for themselves definitely not for the sake of their children. Any parent who truly does everything with regard for their children would never bring children into this world of suffering with neither the consent of, nor any agreement from those children.
Taking care of and raising children and creating conditions to ensure that they receive proper education is for the children on the surface, but is essentially for the parents in order to satisfy their own desires to obtain what they need from those children. These desires include feelings of parenthood, glorification and illumination of their ancestors, passing on their genetic legacy, the need for support when they become aged and unable to work, and so on. Some children do not want to get married, however their parents will persuade and coerce them to. What is the purpose? It is entirely for the parents themselves.
Anyone who forces others and who imposes their will upon others is completely selfish and in no way lives for others. The more they claim, “All that I do is for you”, the more their extremely selfish and purposeful, concealed motives become revealed.
No matter how deeply a husband and wife might love each other, it is essentially for each of themselves. Does any husband live completely for his wife? Does any wife live completely for her husband? Is there any? Of course not! Is there any king, president, or chairman who lives completely for their people? Of course not! In order to gain favor from their constituents so they can consolidate their power and maintain their positions, they have to gain favor from the people, and the more favor they gain, the more they benefit themselves. This is really quite a tacit understanding.
When anyone says, “I do this completely for the sake of the people, not for mine”, or “I do this completely for your own good, not for mine”, they are attempting to fool the public. They are looking for scapegoats to hide their own inabilities, passing on their own incompetencies and irresponsibilities, conspiring to control others, attempting to impose their wills and wishes upon others, mistreating others in spirit and soul, increasing the burdens of spirit and soul on others by arousing their emotions, and are shirking their responsibilities.
A good person should seek the truth from the facts with honesty but with neither deception nor falsehood. Everyone lives for themselves and is responsible for themselves. Never repeatedly claim that you live for others or are responsible for others. When anyone claims, “I did this for your own good”, it can be concluded that they are a liar and that they are lying. When someone says, ”I live for you”, it can be concluded that they are incompetent, greedy, selfish, and merciless.
Someone says, “I want to deliver all beings from torment”.
I say, “Bullshit”!
Why do you want to deliver all beings from torment?
Everything is running in Tao, need you not also?
April 30th 2010Live for Yourself, Never for Others
Post 15: Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:20 pm
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(Translated by Conglong, Ailian and Tongxin，Edited by Kaer)
Capitalism has achieved great progress for humanity. Transportation and communication are very convenient and produce is abundant in today’s society. The earth supports seven billion people, mainly as a result of capitalistic development. Without capitalism, today’s civilization could not exist.
Capitalists are the elite of society. They have generated much material wealth for people and resolved unemployment issues for a large number of people. Without capitalists, many more of us would be very poor and suffer underdeveloped and empty lives.
However, the development of capitalism has gradually revealed three major issues that it cannot overcome:
1. The unequal distribution of wealth
2. The over consumption of natural resources
3. The idealized human characteristics of selfishness and greed
As reported by CNS New Work on January 20th, 2015, the top 1% of the wealthiest people in the world possess 48% of the world’s wealth, the following 19% possess 46%, and the bottom 80% only possess 5.5%.
The unequal distribution of wealth will result in a series of social problems such as:
1. A desire to be wealthy quickly and its resulting illegal activities
2. Hostility against the wealthy
3. Production of counterfeit goods
4. Seizing of resources
5. Illicit drug production and trafficking
6. Jealousy and struggling
7. Stealing, cheating, blackmailing, exploiting, gambling, speculating, and corrupting because of feeling psychologically unbalanced
All these problems cannot be resolved through capitalistic production relations.
The second issue caused by the development of capitalism is the unreasonable and huge consumption of natural resources. Professor Mohan Munasinghe, the Vice Chair of the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and a board member of Green Cross International, said that by 2012, we had overdrawn 50% of the sustainable natural resources of the earth and he predicted that if we continue pursuing our current lifestyles, we would need those of two planets to meet the demand of the total population by 2030.
Not only is the excessive consumption of natural resources unable to support a sustainable future, but it will also lead to a series of natural disasters. The deterioration of the natural environment in recent years is very evident: global warming, drought and drying river beds, floods, hurricanes, thawing permafrost and the disappearing arctic ice cap as ancient glaciers melt and result in a rise of sea level, destruction of biodiversity, and polluted rivers, sea, and soil, to name just a few. Even more severe are the natural disasters which are aggravating, not by a small percentage, but rather at a geometric rate. Due to this climate change, it is possible that within the next fifteen years, many places on earth will become uninhabitable. The number of refugees caused by natural disasters could reach hundreds of millions which could lead to social upheavals, and if that happens, the United Nations and the existing governments will be impotent.
The nature and development of capitalism are based on selfishness and greed. The ultimate purpose of the efforts of almost everyone is to get more resources and wealth for themselves. In order to meet their growing and changing desires, people are working hard, day and night, in order to acquire more wealth and resources, which in turn, aggravates the selfish consciousness and actions. Excessive development and consumption driven by endless desires of human beings are the core drivers that lead to pollution, global warming, destruction of biodiversity, and other natural disasters. Stephen Hawking once predicted that selfishness will lead to the destruction of the human race within 200 years.
Except for the three big conditions of inequitable distribution of wealth, uncontrolled consumption of natural resources, and selfishness and greed, others such as financial turmoil, massive global military spending, fast population growth, huge numbers of civil servants in each country, and large amounts of waste, are problems that cannot be overcome within our current system; Stephen Hawking predicted that the end could come within two hundred years. It is becoming clear however, that if these issues are not resolved soon and if things continue to deteriorate, it could very likely happen within less than one hundred years.
The U.S is the most developed capitalist country in the world, and its consumption of natural resources is so large that, according to Singapore’s newspaper “Zaobao”, if everyone in the world consumed what the average American does, we would need five earths to meet their demand. In addition, according to a report in the American “Aerospace Daily” of April 11th, 2016, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI) showed that global defense spending in 2015 totaled about $1.7 trillion, and the top spender, the U.S., reached $596 billion. Given the reality of the U.S.’s consumption of natural resources and its military spending, natural resources will surely become depleted eventually as a result of the development of capitalism. A country whose population accounts for less than 4% of the world’s total is consuming 25% of the earth’s resources. If every country were to do as the U.S. does, humanity would surely face a dead end.
Population expansion is a major world problem. According to statistics from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the world population is increasing at a rate of 80 million people per year. A recent report from the UN forecast that the world population will increase from 7.3 billion in 2015 to 8.1 billion by 2023 and to 9.6 billion by 2050. With these increases of population and with the rise of people’s consumption levels, the demand for natural resources will also increase.
For example, to meet the demands of 73 million people for food, clothing, accommodations and transportation etc, a huge amount of natural resources must be consumed. The resources of our earth are limited, however the increase of population is unlimited. We have limited water and land resources, so how are we going to handle this challenge? If we do not have a feasible plan to control the population growth or change our lifestyles and production modes, one day the resources will become exhausted and humanity’s doom will not be much farther away, no matter how many UN meetings are held or what efforts the governments of each country take.
We are facing a huge crisis. To best way to overcome this is to gradually move toward a communist lifestyle. In other words, only communism can save the world.
Communism is not just a new lifestyle and a new production system, it is a noble faith. It is the essence of the thoughts of many saints and sages ever since the ancient Greek philosopher Plato wrote of an ideal lifestyle that is desired by ordinary citizens. Communism represents universal values. Social issues such as racial discrimination, religious disputes, staterivalries, national extremes, distribution inequity, selfishness and greed, resource waste, territorial disputes, population growth, huge military spending, government over-staffing and corruption, and high volumes of waste can all be resolved and eliminated through communism. In addition, communism can purify our souls and sublimate our characters, and it will not only make materially abundant lives possible, but the state of global happiness will be elevated as well.
The communism I discuss here is very different from the communism described by Karl Max, Vladimir Lenin, and Mao Zedong. The way it realizes the communist production relationship has essential differences from the ways carried out by Lenin and Mao. Please do not jump to the conclusion that the communism I mentioned is like your previous experience and perception of the term.
To differentiate between our communism and that described by Marx, Lenin, and Mao, we temporarily name ours, “Xuefeng-style communism”.
Xuefeng-style communism has been running for over seven years, and it has proven through practice that Xuefeng-style communism can be fully realized under current conditions. Xuefeng-style communism can resolve the crises of unequal distribution of wealth, intemperate consumption of natural resources, population expansions, financial storms, huge military expenditures, overstaffed civil offices, and disposal problems. Moreover, Xuefeng-style communism will bring an unprecedented bright life to the human condition.
Xuefeng-style communism has realized the following after seven years’ practice:
1. From each according to his ability and to each according to his needs. Everyone has something to do and a place in which to live, and people never need to worry about making a living. Everyone does their best according to their talents and abilities.
2. No one pockets anything found on the road and doors are unbolted at night. There is no stealing, cheating, robbing, or concealing of goods.
3. There is no marriage and no family. Also, there is no currency within the community.
4. Love is free, but there is no sexual promiscuity or venereal disease.
5. The environment of the community is beautiful, clean, and orderly.
6. Nobody has personal belongings. Everything belongs to the community and everyone is selfless.
7. Illness is reduced to the minimum and the average expenditure on medical care is less than￥200RMB per person, per year. If we lived this life style, aging would slow down and the average lifespan would exceed eighty years. However, our ideal is for everyone to live up to 120 years and to die peacefully and without illness.
8. The young will get a proper education and the old will be well taken care of. Rearing and educating children will no longer be their parents’ responsibility. There will be no widows or empty-nest elderly. Also, there would be no undisciplined or neglected children.
9. People live in harmony with others, with society, and with nature. Over the last seven years, Xuefeng-style communism has never had any conflicts with neighbors or with the outside world. We have never hurt little animals such as birds, snakes, or fish. We have planted many trees and flowers which not only beautified the environment, but also brought vigor and vitality to our community.
10. Over the last seven years, no crime has taken place within our community, and fighting is extremely rare.
11. We use no chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our fields.Human and animal wastes are well composted into fertilizer. Also, we separate rubbish from waste, and purify the sewage. Zero pollution has been nearly accomplished.
12. We have no administrators, no leaders, and no offices within the community. Also, there is no command or force, and everyone consciously and generously infuses himself into his work because every member is also a laborer.
13. We have no religious rituals or activities and there are no spells or idolatry.
14. In all affairs, whether big or small, the responsibilities are well divided. Traditional heavy housework has been eliminated.
15. We only celebrate festivals of nature, such as Chinese spring festival, Ching Ming festival, Dragon boat festival, and mid-autumn festival. Apart from natural festivals, we celebrate no other festivals and we do not celebrate individual birthdays.
16. We keep communications open with the outside world. Everyone communicates with the outside world by telephone, email, and WeChat messenger. Strict screening is required before anyone may enter our community, but anyone can leave the community freely.
17. We are self-sufficient. We are not supported from the outside world nor do we need to be. We do not take capitalists’ wealth.
18. Every member relocates to a new facility every three years to avoid aesthetic fatigue, forming cliques, or being trapped into relationships.
19. All the resources are highly shared and utilized. For example, a hundred fifty people within our community share five cars. However, under capitalism, four people typically share a car. In this case, a hundred fifty people save thirty-two cars. We can enjoy very good lives with only one quarter of the resources needed in a capitalist system.
20. There are no rules and no discipline with punishment. We comply only with the natural and civilization Tao.
21. A strong credit system has been established. Those who are dishonest will fail as in the parable of the long spoons.
22. Birth control is well carried out. No children have been born in our community during the last seven years. One reason for this is to comply with national laws and regulations, and another is to lighten the burden of the nearly fully loaded planet.
23. The funeral system of Xuefeng-style communism is such that no matter who passes on, only simple farewell ceremonies are held. Their bodies are committed to fire and their ashes are sprinkled to nature. We have no graves, mausoleums, or urns (ash boxes).
24. If measured by GPI (Genuine Progress Indicator), HDI (HumanDevelopment Index) and NHI (National Happiness Index), it goes without saying that the Xuefeng-style communist community is at the forefront.
If the whole world can do the above, all humanity’s crises would disappear quickly.
Here, I want to say to all the capitalists that Xuefeng-style communism would not take your wealth away. To the contrary, it would bring you safety and stability. It would provide you with soulfulness and spiritual abundance. We human beings not only need financial wellbeing, but also soulful and spiritual wellbeing. Xuefeng-style communism helps people to achieve their highest levels of self-transcendence. As stated in Abraham Maslow’s “Demand Theory”, you would lead very good lives. If you do not carry out communism, there will be no escape from the poor, because when a huge crisis comes, your armies and police will not be able to protect you. The wealth you possess will not save you.
Here I want to say to the head of each country’s government that Xuefeng-style communism would not interfere with your management, nor would it threaten or harm to your powers and positions. We are neither a religious group nor a political group; we are just a completely new production and life model. Please understand this: the person who has strong beliefs and ideals would never covet after short lived power and position, nor would they waste valuable time on possessions and vanity.
Here I want to say to the 80% of people who own only 5.5% of the world’s wealth that your only way out is to move towards Xuefeng-style communism, that no matter what you do, you are not able to ascend to the upper classes. Your lives are a constant struggles to survive. When you suffer from illness or natural disaster, you are set way back. For even those of you who own hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars, that is only a drop in the bucket. If there is no food for a month, you would know hunger. Therefore, you should long for communism and devote yourselves to communism. Only communism can save you.
Taking stop-gap measures cannot solve humanity’s problems. The only way out is for the whole world to transit to Xuefeng-style communism.
How does capitalism transfer to Xuefeng-style communism?
1. With keen eyesight and an open mind and heart, observe, investigate, visit, learn, and study the successful, practical experience of Xuefeng-style communism in our community.
2. The transition should be supported by the United Nations and executed by the respective government of each country, with specific plans and steps.
3. Do not practice this as a worldwide movement, but experiment in small regions at first. Each country should start with from one to three experimental regions. If they are successful, then they should spread it gradually; if not, then can give it up. In this way, such practices would not inhibit the normal operation of the current system and it would also be good for exploring the methods and ways of eliminating the current crises which face humanity.
4. Throughout the whole practice, Xuefeng-style communism will not deprive capitalists of their property and capitalists can continue their commercial activities by following market law. Once half the people on earth enter this communist lifestyle, and when the capitalists see that communist life is more ideal than their current lives, they will embrace it and become willingly involved with the exploration and practice of Xuefeng-style communism. Not putting requirements on anybody at any time is the core principle of Xuefeng-style communism.
5. People who are involved in the production and life of Xuefeng-style communism must first have a soul-garden purification. Capitalism is created and realized by stimulating people’s selfishness, greed, wisdom, and skill to realize individual value through attaining resources, wealth, status, rights, and fame. However, Xuefeng-style communism is created by positively inspiring the qualities of sincerity, kindness, beauty, love, faith, and honesty deep within people’s hearts, to climb to the highest realm of temporary life and eternal LIFE. Without purifying one’s soul-garden, the laziness, selfishness, and greed of people cannot be overcome, and such people are not suitable for a communist lifestyle.
After seven years’ practice, Xuefeng-style communism is still not perfect. We are still exploring it as “walking a tightrope” or“walking on thin ice”, which means that we need wise and judicious people from all over the world to point our mistakes out, to offer advice, and to practice it together. We need understanding as well as involvement and support from governments much more.
“The future is bright but the road is torturous”. No matter how tough the path and how much difficulty we encounter, we need to make every effort to succeed. Only by making strong effort, can we have hope, but once we give up making this effort, the future will definitely be bleak.
August 8th , 2016Only Communism Can Save Mankind
Post 16: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:01 pm
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Those who wish to be a part of the New Era of Lifechanyuan must realize and accept these eighteen requirements:
Abandon atheism and the theory of evolution and accept the reality of the Greatest Creator and follow the way of the Greatest Creator
Abandon the concepts of ego, family, religion, political party, and state, and form the consciousness of global citizens
Shift from the belief that reality creates consciousness to the belief that consciousness creates reality
Repudiate the God of the Old Testament of the Bible and establish the new idea of the Greatest Creator
Negate the view of fortuity and establish the view of inevitability
Shift from the view of disorder to that of causality
Accept the existence of different levels of LIFE besides that which we see on the earth
Accept that LIFE consists of a material entity and a spiritual one
Accept that death is not the end of LIFE but only the beginning of a new journey of Life
Accept the reality of the existence of heaven and hell
Understand that there is no ultimate judgment, but that judgment is ongoing and universal
Understand that our futures are determined by us and shaped by our own hands
Understand that whether one has a good future or a bad one depends on whether their non-material structure is perfect or deficient
Abandon personal heroism and elite consciousness and lower oneself to the humblest of position
Understand that, “What one reaps, so shall they sow”, and that we need to contribute more but ask for less in return to accumulate our merits and virtues and to sublimate our quality of LIFE
Understand that only by embracing sincerity, kindness, and virtue, can we perfect our own structures of LIFE, completely abandon “attack and revenge” attitudes, and treat everything kindly
Master the principle of the Mobius Net, unify opposites, and give up one’s criticisms of the world
Understand that LIFE has an infinite future, and only those who pursue the highest realm of life can have the most splendid future. It is only in this way that we can enter the New Era.The New Consciousness for the New Era
Post 17: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:01 pm
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February 9, 2018
(Translated by Treasure and Edited by Kaer)
As Zhugeliang predicted in his “Divination Before Saddled Horses”, “the talented will be put to good use, and the whole world will be one family” is the general trend of human social development as marriages and families, states, political parties, and religions are becoming decadent. This is a law of the evolution of society that cannot be stopped. Today, artificial intelligence is growing – a black swan which is flying high – the world is rapidly moving toward a new pattern. All the efforts to maintain those marriages and families, states, political parties, and religions are not only fatuous, but even futile.
In 2002, I predicted that marriages and families would disappear; that marriages and families, just like foot-binding for girls which was popular in the Southern Song Dynasty, would be regarded as symbols of backwardness and fatuity. Today, the rise of the global divorce rate and the rapid increase in the percentage of single people prove that my prediction is becoming a reality. Looking back upon marriages and families from twenty or thirty years hence, people will see them as ridiculous as foot-bindings for girls.
Marriages and families are the same as states; the present states are equivalent to primitive tribes; those tribes have died out and so will states. This must happen because the existence of states seriously restricts the development of the productive forces and the leap of human civilization. Even more horrible is that states are the chief criminal agents which cause military conflicts, over-consumption of resources, purging of human rights, and the destruction of the ecology. All states are actually jails which keep their people in perpetual bondage in their names. It is right to love one’s hometown and one’s motherland, but wrong to love their state. Places have emotional ties, but states are violent machines.
The bankruptcy of states will be disastrous for those in power, but glad tidings and welfare for their nationals. Let us use China as an example to show this. At present, who would think that the extinction of what used to be states but are now provinces was not a good thing? It is precisely because of the extinction of those states that there is a unified China today. Is this not a good thing for the people? At least we do not need visas nor to deal with customs agents to travel throughout China. How great! If China were again divided into Qi, Chu, Yan, Han, Zhao, Wei, Qin, even add Xixia, Dali, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Tibet, and Manchuria, we would not be able to travel freely between those provinces. How do you feel? It would absolutely not be a good thing for the people. So we can imagine that if there were no states in the world today and that if all states disappeared, the people would be able to flow freely throughout the world. What a great thing that would be for ordinary people! Therefore, all states are morally bankrupt and they must all disappear.
How can all states be bankrupt and disappear?
Facebook has nearly two billion users. It has actually become a great invisible power.Mark Zuckerberg has a great plan to build a global community, actually a global government, and as more and more citizens of the earth join Facebook, the existing states will gradually exist in name only.
On February 7, 2018, the private American Company, SpaceX launched a super heavy-duty carrier rocket, “Falcon Heavy”, far beyond all the satellites in orbit. Their power to launch rockets far exceeds those of Russia, the United States, and China. This shows that if thousands of private enterprises like SpaceX were to appear, then these private enterprises could completely solve all the problems of the world and the existence of the state would be totally unnecessary.
In South Africa, Michael Tellinger, launched the Ubunt movement. As this movement becomes more and more popular and is implemented more widely, the existence of the state will become less and less necessary.
Someone proposed that the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand should form a Federal Republic. Would that not be great? I believe that the vast majority of citizens within those four countries would cheer. The more quickly that such proposals come into being, the sooner that states will disappear. If the European Union, the African Union, and South America were to unify, then most states would exist in name only.
There are thousands of spiritual, ecological consensus communities in the world and their numbers are growing. These communities have been created to solve the problems of food, clothing, shelter, transportation, birth, aging, illness, death, and LIFE sublimation on their own, and none of them are willing to be controlled by any government. With the establishment and development of more and more communities, who will still need huge administrative expenses to bully people? Who would want the government to control people and tell them when to urinate and when to defecate?
In 2009, I predicted that great disasters around 2013 would not happen; instead, there would be stepwise, reciprocating, and more serious natural climatic changes. The natural climatic changes over the past nine years have proven my prediction to be accurate. In the “prologue” of the 3’rd edition of “800 Values for New Era Human Being”, I said:
A new era for humanity will begin on New Year’s day of 2018 and it will last for a millennium. The first thirty years will be a time for soul purification and the elimination of outdated consciousnesses. A large scale soul purification will be necessary for humanity. Those consciousnesses which are not suitable for the needs of the new era will be eliminated. The following ten years will be a transitional period – the traditional production and life modes will be replaced by new models. After that, humanity will enter a harmonious era when all religions will unite as one, favorable weather will prevail throughout the year, and everyone will enjoy happy, joyous, free, and blessed lives. This new era will last till the end of the year 3017”.
In other words, from January 1, 2018 through the succeeding twenty years, and especially through the first ten years, unimaginable climatic changes will take place, refugees from these changes will be countless, and the problems of dealing with the refugee crisis will become more and more difficult. From 2028 to 2038, people will have to compete for survival resources. Their struggles will be unrestrained, impossible to suppress, and extremely cruel. The first ten years will produce continuous natural disasters and the succeeding ten years will be filled with many human misfortunes. This will calm down in 2048 because the population on the Earth will have become much smaller and a stateless world will have been born.
Artificial intelligence is evolving in geometric progression; the AlphaGo robot has defeated human beings in many thought experiments. People will still be people after ten years, but by that time, AlphaGo will have evolved into a super biological robot. Comparing those super biological robots’ intelligence to that of today’s biological robots would be like comparing human intelligence to that of primitive, four-legged mammals. Professor Kaplan of Stanford University has come up with these statistics: “47% of 720 jobs considered in the United States will be replaced by artificial intelligence. In China, this proportion may exceed 70%”. Ten years later, when super biological robots begin to take over the world, states will undoubtedly be swept into history museums.
Everything is advancing too rapidly in this era to predict what will happen next. Maybe black swans will fly as we wake up some day and the world will have changed into something unimaginable; something that we are at a total loss for. By then, such things as states are bound to have vanished completely.
In the face of the state, how does every citizen treat it?
Do not work hard for your countries because all of those efforts will be in vain.
Do not regard yourselves as American, Japanese, or Vietnamese anymore, but think of yourselves as citizens of the Earth.
Imagining that your state does not exist and consider how you will survive without it, NOW!
Affairs of the family, the state, and the earth are inconsequential; what really matters is your survival.
Do not waste precious time listening to the lies and constant haranguing emitted by your governments and their apologists. Governments are not reliable at all; they can never be relied upon. It is no better to rely on a government than to rely on pigs. It is more useful to to raise pigs than to raise a government.
Join Facebook, the Ubuntu movement, an ecological community, a super private enterprise, a civilized and powerful state, or any crowd that cannot be destroyed by super biological robots; do not wait until tomorrow, do it today.
Escape from unfair societies with scarce resources and dense populations where morals have degenerated, as soon as possible.
At all times, be vigilant and be alert; be anchored against the wind; “Dig deep holes, accumulate grain extensively”, and find your way out.States are Bound to Disappear (and They Are Doing So)
Post 18: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:47 pm
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Hundun Celestial (Xuefeng)
(Translated by Tongxin and Edited by Kaer)
We are the grass of the earth and our roots grow deep into the fertile soil. The sun shines to us, the rain and dew moisten us, and the Greatest Creator blesses us continuously, therefore, we have endless power.
We are not lonely anymore because we have found the homeland for our spirits and souls, we have many bosom friends in our home, and whenever we encounter hard or challenging conditions, only we can break down the barriers and win rich and colorful lives.
We can create and build oases in the desert and shining lighthouses in the darkness. No matter how heavy the wind and sandstorms blow, nor how strong the burning heat and frigid cold might hit us, we remain upright and indomitable and we stand confidently and proudly between heaven and earth with smiles on our faces.
What we do today is all the arrangement of the Greatest Creator, it is the mission bestowed upon us by the Greatest Creator, we are the Greatest Creator's favored citizens, it is our glory to serve the Greatest Creator, and nothing can block us from continuing to strive toward and move forward with full speed and courage.
Today, the heavy burden of creating a new life mode for the new era is undertaken by us, we are the hope of human beings, and it is mainly we who are the guarantors for leading human beings into this healthy, rich, free, and blessed era.
It does not matter which country, nationality, political party, or which religion, organization, and belief system people come from, people must adjust their values on the world, life, and value according to Lifechanyuan values. This is the requirement of the age and the wishes of all kind, diligent, honest, and trustworthy people. It is also the ideal pursued by all sages and saints for generations, and the objective law which cannot be changed by any individual’s will.
Our lives are the greatest lives because they have abandoned vulgar interests. In our hearts, we have shining lights and a big love, such lights and love can resolve all contradictions and unhappiness in the human world and lead us all into a lovely, beautiful spring garden.
We are ready to fight at anytime. Our weapons are not swords, guns, or missiles, but a big love for nature, people, life, and LIFE. Love is the weapon in our fight, we will smash any shackles and chains with the power of love, and we will break through the darkness that has existed for thousands of years with the light of love and knock down all firm, old castles with the power of love.
When we are faced with extremely harsh conditions, that lone figure fighting on could only be a Chanyuan Celestial of Lifechanyuan. When wind and sandstorms blow fiercely, evil raises its head, and people are scared and trembling in the dark, that one person walking bravely and firmly with strength and courage could only be a Chanyuan Celestial of Lifechanyuan. When danger and death come and people are pessimistic, desperate, and have lost their way, if one person is calm and peaceful without changing his face, still singing and dancing happily, then he could only be a Chanyuan Celestial of Lifechanyuan.
No false or evil power can beat us and no fear of danger can frighten us because we are no longer bodies, but spirits, expansive spirits that go beyond time and space, invincible spirits that can be neither beaten nor smashed.
We have boundless and inexhaustible soul power because we are with the Greatest Creator, we are with the earth, we are with sincerity, kindness, beauty, love, faith, honesty, and diligence, we are with light, and we are with all people who love peace and justice in the world. Our souls are as strong as rocks and we are angels of the new era.
Of this, we are very confident! It is a confidence coming neither from ignorance and blind arrogance, nor from unrealistic illusions, nor even from naive fairy tales and fables. Our confidence comes from the source energy of the universe, the rich life experience, our full awareness of Tao, and the realistic valuable judgment to life and LIFE. Moreover, it is coming from the passionate hope for life and our big and deep love of LIFE.
We will no longer fight for personal gains, nor for the benefits of families, groups, or nations. We will not fight for political parties or religious organizations ever again because such fights would be too tiny, narrow, craven, and shortsighted. We will fight for the blessings of all human beings and strive for turning the earth into a fairyland for all life beings.
We are overwhelmed with good psychological qualities and we have endless power in our hearts because we are one with “Nature, Love, and Tao”. We are kind, as flexible and ever-changing as water yet as firm as steel. We “have no shadows when hiding”, and are “like young dragons when emerging”, as ordinary as the grasses growing along the road yet as extraordinary as mountains standing tall and upright into the sky.
If heaven did not send forth Jesus and Buddha, then all the times of the human world would remain clouded in darkness, and if mankind did not have Chanyuan Celestials, then wonderful lives would remain impossible to find even after searching for thousands of years. We will awaken all sleeping souls and let them enjoy bright and splendid futures, break the unbroken darkness with our wisdom, and use our talents to pave a rainbow that all might have access to a happy land. We will warm every frozen soul with our love, expand the lands of oases with the enormous power of our spirit and soul, and we will create a fragrant, joyful, and happy fairyland with songs, flowers, smiles, and warm affections in this human world.
January 6, 2007The Spirit of Chanyuan Celestials
Post 19: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:47 pm
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(translated by Tongxin and Edited by Kaer)
1. Believe in the Greatest Creator Firmly
The Greatest Creator is the source of LIFE and wisdom, and this fundamental guarantee leads to higher LIFE spaces. Life that departs from the Greatest Creator is devilish life and is destined to be ruined.
2. Follow the way of Tao
Tao is truth, the source of spirit and soul, and the bridge or channel of attaining eternal life. It is also a sufficient and necessary condition for sublimating LIFE quality. A life without following Tao is an illusion, as transitory as a night-blooming flower.
3. Respect your National Leaders
The president, king, or chairman of a country, is the leader of a societal group, and a society without a leader is a disordered society which will surely be unstable. Respect for the president or king is a necessary quality of every citizen. Desecration of or resistance to the president or king often results in a loss of the basic quality of being a citizen, such people will surely lead stormy and turbulent lives.
4. Be Filial and Respect your Parents
Heaven has the Tao of heaven, hell has the Tao of hell, and the same holds true for people. Being filial and respectful to ones parents is one of the main principles we should follow as human beings. Our parents are the roots of LIFE’s bodies on earth, and if we are not filial and do not respect our parents, then we will be destroying the roots of our lives, and such lives without roots will lead people to become lost and lonely souls.
5. Be Trustworthy and Have Integrity
We cannot be trusted without integrity, and once we lose our integrity, we will slip downward into the lower LIFE spaces of demons, devils, ghosts, and monsters, and join the camp of devils. Although wearing the “skin” of a person, such a LIFE does not belong to a human being any more.
6. Be Diligent and Motivated
Laziness leads to ignorance and poverty, being gluttonous, lazy, and wandering around all day without purpose, and these are the wastrel's lifestyle. “An inch of time is an inch of gold, but even an inch of gold cannot buy back an inch of time”, life should not be wasted at any moment, but should cherish time and seek happiness in struggles. Those who are studious and motivated have bright splendid futures, but those who are shiftless, negative, and pessimistic can only have tragic lives.
7. Be Courageous
Do not make trouble but do not fear trouble either, dare to face reality and let yourself go, be good at winning but dare to be defeated, be able to come back after being destroyed utterly, be able to hold the sword, fight on a running horse, and rush toward difficulties, always remain calm before danger, and be fearless and dauntless in the face of death.
8. Love Collective Life
In nature there are unexpected storms, and in life, unpredictable vicissitudes. How much energy can single individuals have? Can they face heavy crises and changeable situations alone? Even if they achieve great success by themselves and own enormous amounts of wealth, if they have no trustable friends and close partners with whom to share their happiness and pains, what is the value of it?
Everyone shows their own magical powers and crosses the seas together, like the eight immortals flying across the sea (from a famous Chinese fairytale). Everyone appreciates and takes care of each other, like a transformer can not only fight well separately but also cooperate well with other parters, and becomes an invincible fighter when combined into one.
Life without love for collective life is a sad life and suffers much loneness.
Above are the eight footstones of a successful life, and none of them can be excluded.
August 22, 2005Eight Footstones for a Successful Life
Post 20: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:48 pm
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(Translated by Tongxin and Edited by Kaer)
What promotes everyone to live day by day?
It is the Tathaga (nature) which has been the designed program ever since LIFE was originally created during the beginning of creation. For each LIFE, whether they like it or not, must run around in circles to survive for several decades after being born, and this is not controllable by anyone. As people, we must run around solving the problems of eating, clothing, shelter, transportation, birth, aging, sickness, and death, although these are reluctant choices which lead to tragic lives.
These are reluctant and tragic lives within the realms of necessity. If people cannot escape from the bondages of the realms of necessity, then no matter how they may live, trouble, pain, worry, anxiety, and fear will follow them forever. Life will rise and fall, set in sorrow and joy, and bloom and fade like flowers, until one reincarnation of LIFE is finished and a new one begins anew.
Coming back to the original point, after several years, many decades, or even centuries, these are the reincarnations of the realm of necessity. If we do not escape from the bondage of the realm of necessity and enter into the realm of freedom, then whatever we do and however glorious a state we can reach, everything is as futile and transitory as passing clouds. Nothing is worthy of being pursued or owned.
Although the road leading forward is tortuous, it is only by targeting an eternal direction and goal and by walking firmly towards it, that we can ever hope to walk out of the realm of necessity, out of the rises and falls, and out of the reincarnations of life, that we might taste and enjoy the scenery and joys along the road.
Everything we pursue and own in the human world will eventually melt into emptiness or burst like bubbles. They are absolutely illusions and dreams. If everything in the human world eventually disappears, then what is worthy of being pursued? What is worthy of being owned? What is worthy of being strived for by consuming the energy of LIFE?
Either swim with the tide and do not care about truth or falsehood, sincerity or deception, beauty or ugliness, kindness or cruelty, good or evil, or what is yours or mine, because everything will disappear into silence when one eventually disappears from the world; or move forward, firmly toward the realm of freedom which exceeds this human world, and exceeds space and time.
Where is the realm of freedom? Where is the way leading to the realm of freedom?
The human world is not the realm of freedom because our bodies push us to run for survival. The realm of freedom is heaven, and the ultimate realm of freedom is the Celestial Islands Continent of the Elysium World.
The road leading to the realm of freedom is the longing and pursuit of a wonderful life, and this is the source of persistent motivation.
What are wonderful lives?
They are states of no death, no pain and sorrow, no worry and fear, no trouble and misfortune, and no fighting and deprivation, but there is always joy, happiness, sunny life like beautiful springs, eternally green mountains and clear rivers, and one has the freedom to do whatever they want to do forever. What is fortunate is that we have found the way that directs us forward to the realm of freedom in which a broad, beautiful world is already waiting for us. The question is how can we reach it? Can we keep going? Did we delay too much on the road, feel powerless like sighing before the sea, and get pulled back into the realm of necessity because of sluggishness?
So many people have fallen down because they lost, do you still have the motivation to move ahead?
As long as you strive for and pursue the good life continuously, you will have persistent motivation, and can overcome all difficulties and finally reach the destination. But if your pursuit and longing are reduced or stopped, then you will stay in the same place and miss your opportunity to enjoy a truly beautiful life.
November 28, 2012Persistent Motivation Comes from the Longing and Pursuit of a Wonderful Life