232. Unwavering Faith
1 Speaking frankly, my wife and I are considered to be in good health for our age, which is a real blessing. As for me, I have totally forgotten my age. Even though I have been suffering from financial burdens in the past six to seven years, which has caused a great deal of mental pain, I can physically still brace myself and stay positive. This is because I have faith, a goal, and a wish.
2 As long as I still have one breath left, I firmly believe that God is with me, my goal will be accomplished, and one day my wish will be fulfilled. My goal is to enrich and publicize my work, A New Realm: A New System of Religious Philosophy, and to found the Anthro-Celestial Research Foundation.
2 只要一息尚存，深信必獲 上帝保佑，終有一天能達到目的，完成願望。我的目的是充實並宣揚《新境界：新宗教哲學思想體系》一書，我的願望是成立天人研究基金會。
3 Everyone thinks that it would be impossible for me to realize my dream as I have been debt-ridden. However, you all have ignored one point, and that is the “help from God.” What we call “God’s help” is really “self-help.” For those who are determined, where there is a will, there is a way. With my tenacity and my persistent praying day and night, I deeply believe that I will move heaven and earth to assist me in fulfilling my dreams.
4 Besides, I act selflessly, pray day and night, and have never asked for any personal gain in this life. What I have been praying for is to lessen the holocausts people are up against, lessen the disasters the Mainland compatriots are facing, and guarantee the prosperity and safety of the Republic of China, the Revival Base of Chinese culture.
5 I think that a person who is selfless and does not ask for personal gain should be able to live as an upright man in this world with pride and dignity.
6 No doubt, you and your brothers are skeptical about me, thinking that your father, who has been praying so religiously over the years has not yet gotten any response from heaven, and that he is still living in debt and depends on loans to live. Even though none of you has said a word, I understand what you have been thinking.
7 In short, first of all, the time has not come. Secondly, as heaven is to assign me some major tasks, my mind and body have to be trained and prepared in various aspects so that I would have rich life experiences. The time is now, and I shall do all that I can to meet the expectations of heaven.
Family letters to the second son, Weigong, October 29, 1975