Since the five religions all came from the same Truth, of course they are all the same. However, if one has to compare according to the standards of the commons, the Dharma of Buddhism is the most sublime. The reason is that from the ancient days up to now, Heaven and Earth has been supervised by Buddhas.
In-jie Ching* states:
“when the Heaven and Earth
was first created,
God ordained ten Buddhas
to rule the Heaven and Earth.”
Continue reading “30. Among the five religions that came from the same Truth, which one is the most sublime? Should a practitioner of Tao emphasize any particular religion?”
The purpose of religion is to teach people:
- the Truth of God,
- to redeem their souls,
- to move the evil so they repent, and
- to correct wicked into good.
All five great religions
(Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism,
Christianity, and Islam)
are derived from the Truth.
Continue reading “29. What is the explanation for the statement “The five great religions are One?””
Based on God’s Truth to teach people, the Saints of all religions left many Scriptures and Sutras, such as The Four Books and The Five Scriptures of Confucianism, Tao Te Ching and Qingjing Jing of Taoism, The Heart Sutra and The Vajra Sutra among the fifty-four hundred volumes of Sutras of Buddhism, The Bible of Christianity, and The Quran of Islam.
These Scriptures encompass everything and their contents are vast and profound, yet, not many can truly understand them. Seeing that mankind is desperately lost in the sea of suffering, Our Enlightened Teacher Ji-Gong Buddha syncretizes the essence of all Scriptures and Sutras into this book, in the form of questions and answers, to awake the lost, and he names this book The Answers to the Truth. Continue reading “Translators’ Note”
JOURNEY No. 4 8th Moon 26th Day (19th September 1976)
Touring Wan Jiao Gui Zong
Today we will again journey to the Underworld; therefore Yang Sheng quickly climbs up to the lotus platform. Continue reading “Journey No. 4 – Touring Wan Jiao Gui Zong”