70. What is the explanation for “Once where to rest is known, the direction of practicing Tao is set. Once set, one can be tranquil. In tranquility, one can reveal his True Nature, With the True Nature, one can be pure. Being pure, one can attain Tao.” in The Great Learning. (& Q71 to Q72)

This statement highlights the Gong-fu 15 of refining and cultivating of one’s True Self as adopted by Saints. It describes the six stages in the process of refining oneself.

1. Where to rest.

The first stage is to know where to rest. To rest means to arrest one’s innate ability at Oneness. When one knows where to rest, he holds fast to his True Self. When one knows when to rest, he acts properly. To rest is to return one’s spirit to Oneness. To rest at Oneness is the ultimate rest. Continue reading “70. What is the explanation for “Once where to rest is known, the direction of practicing Tao is set. Once set, one can be tranquil. In tranquility, one can reveal his True Nature, With the True Nature, one can be pure. Being pure, one can attain Tao.” in The Great Learning. (& Q71 to Q72)”

65. What are the practices of going with and going against the flow? (& Q66 to Q69)

Although these are the techniques of practicing Tao in the Hou-tien, 10 understanding them is still necessary.

Whoever dissipates his vitality, spirit, and soul through ears and eyes is a commoner.

Whoever retrieves inward his vitality, spirit, and soul can become a Saint.

The practice of going with the flow dissipates. The practice of going against the flow retrieves. That is why Mencius said,

“To practice Tao, one needs nothing
but to retrieve his lost heart.”

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63. What is the difference between the Tao of Heaven and the Tao of Mankind? Which one should be practiced first? (& Q64)

Part Four: The Practice

Tao of Heaven vs Tao of Mankind. Which one should be practiced first?

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60. Sex exhausts the vitality. Why doesn’t Tien-Tao prohibit sex? (& Q61 to Q62)

Heaven and Earth interact to create all things. Man and woman consummate to give new life. This is the law of nature. Taoism, Buddhism, and Catholicism prohibit sex and acclaim solitude because they pity those who are attached to their spouses and children and cannot practice Tao.

Nowadays, Tien-Tao is available to everyone. It means that practicing Tao should not violate the laws of nature, nor should it violate the Tao of Mankind.* Parents, children, husbands, and wives all live together to practice Tao. Practicing Tao will not conflict with the duties of students, farmers, merchants, or any person. Continue reading “60. Sex exhausts the vitality. Why doesn’t Tien-Tao prohibit sex? (& Q61 to Q62)”

55. Why is it that as the state of practice advances, the practitioner of Tao faces tests of devil in ten folds? (& Q56 to Q59)

Since mankind came to Earth in Yin Phase, we all lived through many lives. Through these lives, we have accumulated tremendous debts and sins and caused many catastrophes.

We committed sins and owed debts to others in one life, came back in another life to try to repay, but instead, accumulated even more. Thus we are trapped in the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

For those who have received Tien-Tao and sincerely practice Tao, all those whom the practitioners trespassed against are now worried that debts cannot be collected if the practitioners return to God’s kingdom forever. Continue reading “55. Why is it that as the state of practice advances, the practitioner of Tao faces tests of devil in ten folds? (& Q56 to Q59)”