263. The Affiliated Organizations of the Lord of Universe Church
1 There are four affiliated organizations of the Lord of Universe Church that have various types of activities.
2 The first organization is the Republic of China [R.O.C.] Religious Philosophy Association. It is the precursor of the Lord of Universe Church. The second organization is the R.O.C. Red Heart Society. The third is the R.O.C. Lord of Universe Church Society.
3 For the convenience of the general public, they can become members of the R.O.C. Lord of Universe Church Society first. Once they come to understand the Lord of Universe Church, they can proceed with the Church initiation ritual.
4 The fourth organization is Jizhong Education Foundation. As of now, Jizhong Education Foundation is also a nonprofit organization. Its goals, in addition to researching the Church’s great Dao of the universe, also include spreading Chinese academic culture as well as the philosophies of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, and engaging in various research and academic exchanges.
5 The goals of the Lord of Universe Church are:
6 The first goal is to research the great Dao of the universe, to expand the anthro- celestial academic culture, and to enrich our Church doctrine.
7 The second goal is to practice quiet sitting, that is, the union of heaven and humanity, which is “directly practicing a natural, non-purposive mindfulness for cultivating the great empty Dao of the highest heaven.
8 The core of the Lord of Universe Church is of these two matters: (1) spreading the Church doctrine, that is, spreading the great Dao of the universe, (2) returning to the source, by “directly practicing a natural, non-purposive mindfulness for cultivating the great empty Dao of the highest heaven.”
9 We have expanded from the affiliated organizations and moved step by step to the core of the Church. To deepen the core requires a tradeoff with time and the gradual accumulation of effort. Church development relies on our effort, building it up little by little.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, January 22, 1992