276. Becoming the Master of Your Own Life and Time
1 Everybody needs to know that heaven and the human world have different values. Worldly people value wealth whereas the spiritual world values merits, virtues, and the achievements of Dao cultivation (i.e. effort in quiet sitting).
2 Life is short. We cannot control time. No matter how much wealth one has, he cannot buy life. The only way is to deposit his wealth in heaven. This wealth is merits, virtues, and the cultivation of the Dao. To learn quiet sitting is to learn to be in control of your life and your time.
The Los Angeles Principal Hall, June 25, 1994