260. Pursuing Good Deed Opportunities Aggressively; Accumulating Merits and Virtues
1 Everyone should understand the reason for pursuing opportunities to do good deeds aggressively, versus accumulating virtues. Pursuing opportunities to do good deeds aggressively requires one to take action while accumulating virtues is somewhat passive.
2 Every rightful religion’s starting point is to benefit others, to do things for others. Hence, all disciples of all religions should basically accumulate merits and virtues.
3 As long as a disciple’s intentions and his daily actions are not looking for his own gain, he will have opportunities to accumulate merits and virtues. Such actions will help him reduce the karmic obstacles that he had accumulated in past lives and stop him from accumulating new karmic debts.
4 Reducing “new karmic debts” means he will not do evil things or create bad karma. These people serve as a stabilizing force for the society on Earth.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, Nov. 6, 1991